Even before laying out its series of mitzvot (commandments), the Torah introduces us to the core values which form the foundation for Jewish identity. These values ground Jews with a unique way of understanding the world and their place in it. We will explore some of the Biblical and Rabbinic texts that present these values and discuss the ways they impact Jewish culture and tradition today.
Part of the Museum’s Scholar-in-Residence Program
6 sessions: Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20
From 11 am to 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street
The mission of the Museum at Eldridge Street is to strengthen, support, protect and promote the 1887 landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue as a dynamic cultural and educational center that tells the story of Jewish immigrant life at the turn of the last century, explores architecture and historic preservation, inspires reflection and cultural continuity, and fosters inter-group exchange.