Temple Habonim class explores ‘Judaism and Otherness’


"Judaism and Otherness" is the next adult education class at Temple Habonim in Barrington. It will meet on Zoom from 7-8:30 p.m. on June 1, 8, 15 and 22.

The American Jewish experience has been defined by the tension between our desire to assimilate and our desire to protect our identity.  Recently, however, this tension has increased as our minority Jewish identity has come into conflict with our majority "white" identity.  This class will explore the intersection between our religious and racial identities, what it means to be "the other," and the ramifications of assimilating (or not) the increasing number of Jews of color.

While this class will consider some of the themes of "Sacred Conversations, Difficult Conversations," offered last fall, it is open to anyone in our community. It will be facilitated by Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman.

The class is free for temple members and $50 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Adina at office@templehabonim.org

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