“I am gay.” These can be profoundly tumultuous words when spoken by a member of the Orthodox community. What will someone face when sharing this information with friends, teachers, rabbis, family? Do we know how to respond? Come and listen to friends whose stories are still unfolding. With Micha Thau, Jeremy Borison, Rav Yosef and Shalhevet Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal.
In the ’90s we were the children of Rechov Yeladim. Now we are launched; we have jobs, and some of us are beginning families of our own. Come hear our reflections about being raised in this community — the shul, the schools, the camps, gap years in Israel — and how it has impacted our lives today and what we hope for the future. A conversation with the young adultswe all helped to raise. Moderated by Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy Principal Jason Ablin.
august 27 AT 5 PM. HOSTED BY DORIT NAFTALIN & HARRY NELSON
Is minhag (custom) the most lightweight of halachic categories, easily brushed aside by emergent circumstances? Or is it the most entrenched of categories, with the power to shape or even overrule the law? When, how, and why should a minhag be changed? A conversation with Rav Yosef and Shalhevet’s Rabbi David Stein.
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