Cultural & Educational

Cultural & Educational

 

Virtual Cultural & Educational Programs from Montreal’s Jewish Public Library

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For more information contact Roslyn rwollock@jccottawa.com

Registration for Fall Programs now open

Vayikra (Leviticus): A Call to Holiness

 For generations, students of Torah have begun their study with the book of Leviticus.  So it should be no surprise that the first sponsored evening class begins with the study of Holiness.  Contemporary readers often perceived Vayikra as inaccessible, yet embedded in the laws that focus on the prescribed sacrificial practices, laws of ritual impurity and purity, and the pursuit of holiness are messages and values that have relevance to the universal condition.  In our study of Vayikra, we will examine themes including the role of rituals, responding to tragedy, confronting birth and parenthood, seeking forgiveness, balancing the place of the individual and the community, bringing sanctity into one’s daily life.

Thursdays beginning on September 17, 2020 for 10 weeks
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Rabbi Steven Garten
Location:  via Zoom or at Soloway JCC (tbd)

A printed Student Reader is included with your tuition for this course. The course is $250 CDN, the text, $45, for a total of $295 CDN. The prices listed on the registration page are in U.S dollars.

Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion

Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical issues related to the sanctity and dignity of life – issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago.  A new ten-lesson Melton course on Jewish Medical Ethics explores Jewish approaches to a number of challenging dilemmas including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, assisted suicide and genetic manipulation.

Tuesdays beginning on September 15, 2020 for 10 weeks
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka and Rabbi Idan Scher
Location:  via Zoom or at Soloway JCC (tbd)

A printed Student Reader is included with your tuition for this course. The course is $250 CDN, the text, $45, for a total of $295 CDN. The prices listed on the registration page are in U.S dollars.

TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT www.events.org/MeltonOttawa
For information please contact Roslyn Wollock at rwollock@jccottawa.com