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2019 Global Day of Jewish Learning

Join Reconstructing Judaism on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Beth Israel in Media, Pa. or online for a live-streamed talk with Rabbi David. A. Teutsch, Ph.D.

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The Global Day of Jewish Learning is a project to unite Jewish communities across the world through study of our shared texts. The day unfolds during a 24-hour period of live learning-events in various locations around the world. The learning-events are also live-streamed for those not near enough to attend. Beth Israel is the site for the Reconstructionist movement’s contribution to the day. This year’s Global Day theme is “Speaking Volumes”. From ancient arguments to modern meanings, from raising our voices to remaining silent, people the world over will explore how and why words matter.

12:00 p.m. EST: Community Lunch

Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D.
1:00 p.m. EST: Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D. live-streamed talk
Feedback that Works: The Art of Tochecha

We will begin with what Rambam (Maimonides) says about the obligation to offer rebuke and what makes such conversations effective, consider some contemporary situations that need our feedback, and talk about how we overcome our internal resistance to addressing wrongdoing.

Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D. is the Louis and Myra Wiener Professor Emeritus of Contemporary Jewish Civilization at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he previously served as president for a decade, and later as director of the Center for Jewish Ethics. He is co-chair of the Rabbinic and Cantorial Cabinet of J Street.

Following the live-streamed talk, Rabbi Linda Potemken and Rabbi Nathan Martin will lead breakout sessions entitled: “Real World Applications - Exploring Rebuke.”


There are two ways to participate:
Register to join us in-person at Beth Israel in Media, Pa.: http://bit.ly/2019GlobalDay
You can live-stream the program on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at: https://www.theglobalday.org/teutsch19