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Following on the success of direct-to-public programming for Tikkun Leil Shavuot and Selihot, and in a continuing effort to help rabbis and congregations during these trying times, the RA, USCJ, JTS and Ziegler are excited to announce a joint initiative to offer high quality adult education opportunities to all those interested in participating.

ScholarStream is a four part series which will give communities the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions.
The first two series will be offered as follows, meeting for one hour each week.
Hidden Histories and Untold Stories
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM CST.

Join JTS scholars as they uncover the hidden context around biblical figures and important eras in Jewish history.

November 10: Dr. David Fishman on how religious pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewry actually was—or wasn’t.
November 17: Alan Cooper on why we stopped caring about Moses’s descendants.
December 1: Dr. Sarah Wolf on how foreign the beit midrash would feel to the early Rabbis.
December 8: Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky on what the Bible really had against Jezebel.
Equity, Forgiveness and Intersectionality
Wednesdays at 9:00 PM CST.

Join Ziegler faculty as they explore issues related to race, gender equality, intersectionality, and building a democracy of the future.

Download the full descriptions for each Ziegler session here.

November 11: Rabbi Cheryl Peretz will examine the centuries old Jewish march towards gender equality and justice
November 18: Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff will explore the concept of communal forgiveness.
December 2: Rabbi Dr. Gail Labovitz on what Exodus has to teach us about intersectionality.
December 9: Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen on building a multiracial democracy.

If you have any questions, please email Max Arad at

How to register:
Everyone who plans to attend a session needs to register for that session. A day before each session, registrants will receive the Zoom link.

This is the coupon code which all congregants should use to register at no cost:
Coupon code: BellaireFall20
Please note that the code is case sensitive. Note that the registration may ask for credit card/billing info but with the coupon code entered and applied, registrants can click through without entering the information.

Hidden Histories and Untold Stories Registration Link.
Equity, Forgiveness and Intersectionality Registration Link.

Mon, November 23 2020 7 Kislev 5781