Midrashah

 

Who are we, Jews? What unites us together? Are we a religion? An ethnicity? A nation? Are we something else? What makes our very small group so important and unique in the history of humanity?
This school year, our teens are invited to join a historical journey that will investigate these questions. Our guide in the journey will be one of the most brilliant, influential and interesting Jews in the 20th century, Mr. Abba Eban (1915-2002). Our journey will be based on the award-winning PBS documentary series Heritage: Civilization and The Jews. Mr. Eban, the narrator of the series, will unfold for us the story of the Jews as a people, sustained and renewed by 3,000 years of tradition, beginning with the origin of civilization in Mesopotamia through biblical and medieval times to our modern present.
At the end of the journey we hope to be able to understand better what it means for us to be part of the Jewish people. We also hope to see how being a people helps us develop a strong and rich identity that can counter the millennia-old prejudices against us, the Jews.

To register your teen for Midrashah, please download this form, fill it out and return it to the office by October 13th.

Time: Sunday, 1:00 pm-2:30pm
Location: Beth El Library
Lunch will be served when COVID-19 restrictions are removed

Minimester 1
October 17
October 24
November 7
November 14

Minimester 2
January 9
January 16
January 23
January 30

Minimester 3
February 27
March 6
March 20
March 27

Minimester 4
April 24
May 1
May 15
May 22