ELI Talks

ELI Talks – Video Screening and Moderated Discussion

Sunday, August 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Screening of two videotaped ELI mini-lectures:

Rabbi Charlie Schwartz:

Hearing God’s Voice: Searching For Truth and Irony in the Universe
How can Jewish ritual help us be more mindful? Reflecting on his experience at a Holocaust memorial service, Rabbi Charles Schwartz examines how the power of paying attention can create opportunities for transcendent moments. Rabbi Schwartz asserts that through ritualistic acts of Judaism, such as prayer and community involvement, we learn to better pay attention and, in turn, open ourselves up to the possibility of experiencing the transcendent within the mundane.

Dena Schusterman:

I Will Carry you with my stories
How does Judaism create deeply knowledgeable, empathetic, and resilient human beings? It teaches us to teach our children stories that can last a lifetime. Jewish educator Dena Schusterman shares some of the wisdom of chassidic stories and how they can sustain us in good times and in bad.

Rooted in scripture and tradition, ELI (Religious Engagement, Jewish Literacy, and Jewish Identity) Talks are an online collection of videotaped lectures by prominent Jewish leaders to energize, enrich, and inspire learned conversations on a variety of topics. Check them out at www.elitalks.org.

Each video is approximately 15 minutes in length. We will have a brief discussion following each video. To Connect Online: https://zoom.us/j/96701589482?pwd=UzVIcjNldyt5Q0hJVjBhK2VhNk9CQT09 
To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 967 0158 9482, Passcode: 270030