Beth Israel Congregation in Bath is partnering with the Melton Foundation to bring this six session course entitled Members of the Tribe. Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor will lead us in taking a deep dive into a fundamental, challenging question: “What is the overarching purpose of living Jewishly?” We’ll discuss the responsibilities, pressures, and misconceptions that come with being called “the Chosen People.” Together, we’l learn the meanings behind rituals like kashrut, symbols like mezuzah, and why Israel matters so much. A deeper understanding of “the Tribe” informs and enriches both the nation’s collective actions as well as individual responses to life’s big questions.
The class will be offered in person and via Zoom beginning on the following Monday evenings: October 17, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28. Note: there is no class on October 24th. Class meets 6:15pm to 7:45pm at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick or via Zoom.