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Adult Forum: Judaism

The first two weeks of this three week series will present videos from the Great Courses series “Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything a Well-Educated Person Should Know.” These will cover the history and thought of Judaism, the varieties of contemporary Judaism, and living a Jewish life.

The third week will feature Rabbi Haim Beliak, who was the Chaplain and Hillel Rabbi for the Claremont Colleges as well as an adjunct professor of Modern Jewish History. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland, which supports Beit Polska, the umbrella organization of ten Progressive Jewish communities that emerged under the auspices of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the European Union for Progressive Judaism, and Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland. Rabbi Beliak has also produced documentaries dealing with understanding and healing among estranged or opposing groups, including the award winning “Bogdan’s Journey,” a film that we (i.e., Adult Learning) plan to screen but are still settling on a date.