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SPICE: The Diaspora Journey of Judaism

Past Sessions
Thursday, January 28, 2021 15 Sh'vat 5781 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, January 21, 2021 8 Sh'vat 5781 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, January 14, 2021 1 Sh'vat 5781 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, January 7, 2021 23 Tevet 5781 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

As a Jewish community, we have moved all over the globe at various times in our history. What traditions and customs have we incorporated from different cultures? What “Golden Ages” did our community experience? If we live outside of Israel in today’s world, are we really living in a Diaspora? Join us for an exploration of the journey of the Jewish community from medieval times through the modern day. Study some of the commentaries written by the rabbis of the Talmud and beyond as an insight into the scholarship and movement of the community. Take a journey across time and land as we figure out how Jews came to be in Israel, Europe, South America, North America, and even in space.

Facilitator: Rabbi Jennifer Weiner is the Interim Senior Rabbi of Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation in Baltimore. Her previous pulpits have been in LA, NY, NV and VA. She has also served as a chaplain in the US Navy and the Prince William Police Department. Rabbi received her second master’s in May 2020 from the Executive MA of Jewish Religion and Leadership Program at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. In May 2021, Rabbi Weiner will be awarded her D.D. for having served as a rabbi for 25 years.

Registration: Reservations may be made via email to or by phone to Sherri Bell, SPICE Chair at 410-833-2409. If you are a temple member, payment may be made by requesting to have your account billed. Other accepted methods of payment include credit card, cash paid in person at class or a check made out to HS-OSC, with SPICE and the course name in the check memo, mailed to 1 Clifton Court, Pikesville, MD 21208.

Thank you in advance for your ongoing support of our SPICE courses and programs.

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