Lunch & Learn

Date: February 23, 2017Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:  One Holly Hill Lane
Greenwich, CT 06830
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Lunch & Learn is a weekly program of UJA Greenwich. Every Thursday from 12:30-1:30 pm at One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich. Complimentary lunch is served as a gift to the community sponsored by Rita Edelston.


February 23

Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages with Rabbi Yossi Deren


March 2

Women and Prophesy in Masechet Megillah with Chava Evans

What do rabbinic stories tell us about prophetesses in ancient Israel?


March 9

Esther, Mordecai and the Story of Diaspora Jewry with Dr. Aaron Koller

What do early depictions of Mordecai and Esther tell us about the choices facing diaspora Jews in the Persian Empire -- and now? Unmask recurrent themes in Jewish political culture with the author of Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought.


March 16

Art as Prayer and Prayer as Art with Rabbi Ysoscher Katz

Could art appreciation be a form of prayer?


March 23

In Search of Theological Modesty: Biblical Lessons with William S. Liss-Levinson

How to reconcile our dearly held truths with the beliefs and faiths of others? Explore biblical models for humility and tolerance.


March 30

Did Pharaoh Change His Mind, or Did God Change His Plan? with Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

The Exodus story revisited, just in time for another seder. 


April 6

Who Is Serach Bat Asher? with Rabbi Moshe Edelman

Elijah’s counterpart. The woman of the Exodus. The lady of the redemption. Discover this mysterious girl who never died and midrashim that surround her.


April 13 Passover - No Lunch & Learn


April 20

Cycles of Seven in Judaism with Rabbi Elisha Paul

Shabbat, Shivah, Omer, Shmitah--why do periods of seven recur in the Jewish calendar, and are their meanings connected?


April 27

Jews and Romans… and Don’t Forget the Greeks with Rabbi Chaim Lauer

In this period of sefirat ha’omer, explore how Roman military and moral excesses affected Jewish law in Talmudic times. 


May 4

The Wicked Child with Rabbi Joe Schwartz

What’s with the rasha? This Pesach Sheni, discover what you never knew about the misguided son (or child) of Haggadah legend.