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Join us online for a variety of classes and discussions each week. From Torah study to contemporary book and tv discussions, there’s something for everyone!

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Adult Learning

This is Real, So Let’s Get Prepared: High Holy Days Prep

Wednesdays, August 12, 19, 26 and September 2 at 2:00p
In 2003, Rabbi Alan Lew published This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared, a book about navigating the High Holy Days’ the title of which encompasses the way so many of us feel as we approach such grandiose ritual moments in our calendar. This summer, Rabbi Diamondstein will teach a four-part seminar so that when we are faced with holidays that force us to ‘get real’ about our places in this world, we won’t feel so completely unprepared.
 
Each class is a stand-alone session, so feel free to join at any point.

Register in advance (required)

Saturday Torah Study

Saturday, August 15 at 9:15a

Join Rabbi Goldstein for our regular Shabbat Morning Torah Study.

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Join via Phone: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 992 0901 7084

Daytimers: White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War

Monday, August 24 at 1:00p

John Gans, the author of White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War, will discuss why knowing the NSC staff’s war stories is the only way to truly understand American foreign policy. The NSC began in 1947 but truly gained its footing under the leadership of Brent Scowcroft. Dr. Gans’ account details the stormy tenure of National Security Advisor John Bolton and how it led to the collapse of the National Security Council under Donald Trump and the Administration’s tragic mishandling of the Corona pandemic.

John Gans, PhD. is the Director of Communications and Research at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House global policy center. Gans served in the Obama Administration as senior speechwriter for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (2014) and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew (2015). Until 2017, Gans served at the Pentagon as chief speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Gans also worked in the office of the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Threat of Annexation in the West Bank - Facts and Implications

J StreetTuesday, August 25 at 7:15p (rescheduled date)

When forming his new government, Prime Minister Netanyahu signed a coalition agreement allowing the government to introduce measures to annex large portions of the West Bank as of the beginning of July, with the approval of the Trump administration. There’s no knowing when PM Netanyahu may make a declaration of annexation, and J Street and its allies are doing their utmost to prevent such action from taking place.

Join Amos Gil, J Street’s Capital South Director, over Zoom to hear more of the facts and implications of the threat of the annexation. There will be ample time for Q & A.

Amos will explain what annexation could look like on the ground, what unilateral action could mean for Israelis and Palestinians, and the ways in which we in the US can respond to this threat.

This program is co-sponsored by Temple Sinai and J Street.

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Note: if you registered before the original program date of August 4, you do not need to register again.