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Speak Torah To Power in NYC

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Peter Norton Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

New York, NY 10025

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Speak Torah to Power

Prominent Jewish leaders from around the country address today’s most pressing issues in this transformational speaker series that explores the connection between activism, service, spirituality, community, and Jewish wisdom. Speakers will draw upon Jewish texts, events, and traditions to discuss aspects of Jewish wisdom that are most relevant to improving today’s world. Join us in New York City or on Facebook LIVE for Speak Torah to Power. Click here to learn more about our speakers.

We are excited to have American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation at this event.

**Please note that this event invite is for the in-person events, taking place in NYC. If you live outside of NYC, please join us on FacebookLive at facebook.com/avodah instead!


Cultivating Resilience Through the Practice of Lament

Dr. Koach Baruch Frazier

Thursday, January 17th, SubCulture (45 Bleecker St., NYC)

Doors and Drinks at 6 pm. Talk begins at 7 pm (EST)

As we work and live and breathe towards a liberated future, we can often miss the moments needed for being with our grief, pain and despair. We have a long and rooted tradition of crying out to G-d when we have experienced loss and destruction. In this powerful, critical talk, racial justice activist and rabbinical student Dr. Koach Baruch Frazier will explore this spiritual technology and show how to use it on our journey to liberation.


Justice in the City

Rabbi Aryeh Cohen

Wednesday, February 13, Subculture (45 Bleecker St., NYC)

Doors and Drinks at 6 pm. Talk begins at 7 pm (EST)

For those of us who live in cities or even towns, it can be easy to rush about our lives focusing primarily on our own lives, work, and loved ones. However, Rabbi Aryeh Cohen argues, the privilege of being part of an urban community comes with obligations towards those who are not always seen--those who are economically vulnerable and/or marginalized. He will deftly take us through the thinking of the Talmud and the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas to offer a balanced, coherent, and workable way to view our connections to, and responsibility those with whom we live in proximity--whether or not we will ever meet them. This is a bold and important new model for civic engagement.


Creating New Narratives of Empathy

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Wednesday, March 13, Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia (2537 Broadway at 95th St., NYC)

Doors and Drinks at 6 pm. Talk begins at 7 pm (EST)

In this powerful, engaging talk, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum will tell the story of how it became an essential part of Muslim prayer in one community to be surrounded by the love of gay Jews, and how one straight Imam found himself as a featured speaker at New York's GLBT Pride parade. It's a story of being present and bearing deep witness, about knowing that we can't always change the world, about what it takes to look empathetically into the experience of another and to show up in acts of love and solidarity. It's about knowing that when we sit with each other in pain, we can strengthen and be strengthened, we can transform and be transformed--and we can learn how to live out our awareness that each person is created in God's image.

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Peter Norton Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

New York, NY 10025

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