From June 29 through July 23, 2020, in an unprecedented, free, month-long celebration of Jewish ideas, over 60 of our scholars from Israel and North America addressed questions about citizenship, moral responsibilities and spiritual sustenance in a time of darkness and loss. Through lectures, discussions and seminars, we considered the meaning of home and the transformation that we can shape out of this crisis.
The Jewish people are facing important questions about citizenship, nationalism, democracy, and the societies in which we live. COVID-19 has already reshaped our attitudes about collective community, and is also raising issues of theology, spirituality and social responsibility.
Jewish Learning is Guided by Questions
Here are some that drove our learning this summer:
- What are our moral priorities and responsibilities in a time of crisis?
- Where can we find spiritual sustenance in this time of loss?
- How is the meaning of ‘home’ changing?
- How does transformation emerge in a time of pandemic, disruption, and catastrophe?
During All Together Now we threw open the doors of our Beit Midrash so that the Jewish people could engage with these challenges together through lectures, webinars, panels, classes, and study groups.