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Lunch & Learn For May and June Rabbi Siegal and Rabbi Fisch will be leading Lunch and Learn sessions exploring critical issues facing society today. They will be joined “virtually” by leading scholars and practitioners and will facilitate what promises to be lively discussions on these pressing topics.

Jews of Color 
Rabbi Judith Siegal | May 20 at Noon

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Central Synagogue, New York City
Bruce Phillips, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology & Jewish Communal Service, HUC/Los Angeles,
Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., HUC President, Moderator

Join Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Dr. Bruce Phillips for an informative and enlightening discussion that embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion among the Jewish People. Click here to register.

Intersectional Jewish Identities
Rabbi Jonathan Fisch | June 10 at Noon

Dr. Mijal Bitton, Scholar in Residence at the Shalom Hartman Institute
Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., HUC President, Moderator

We often speak of American Jews in ways that elide their differences or that assume they are all Ashkenazi or white. But American Jews are characterized by vibrant ethnic and racial diversity that must be understood by those of us working to build inclusive Jewish communities. Through her sociological scholarship on Sephardic Jews in America and her own identity as a Latina immigrant, Dr. Bitton will help us consider what is required to nourish a Jewish American diversity project that is complex, rich, and compelling. Click here to register.

Jews, Whiteness, Power & Privilege
Rabbi Judith Siegal | June 24 at Noon

Marc Dollinger, Ph.D., Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair, Social Responsibility, San Francisco State University
Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., HUC President, Moderator

Are American Jews white? The question, answered differently by different generations of American Jews, gets at the heart of American Jewish identity. Have Jews remained separate and distinct from the rest of middle-class America or have they assimilated so much that they have become white? Come explore the contentious history and sociology of Jews and racial definition. Journey back through history and discover some (surprising) insights into the debate over Jewish whiteness. Click here to register.

This series is sponsored by the Social Action Network and the Adult Learning Committee


Film Series & Discussion Group with Phyllis Levy
Wednesday, May 12, 1-2 PM

Join Phyllis to discuss Make me a Match. Film is available on Amazon streaming and should be viewed prior to the Zoom Discussion.
Click here to register.


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami (OLLI at UM) is a community of lifelong learners. OLLI at UM provides a relaxed learning environment for those aged 50 or better who share a common understanding that life should be filled with continual intellectual growth and exploration. Join OLLI at UM! Click here for more information.  

Mon, May 17 2021 6 Sivan 5781