ADULT ED with RABBI ELISA
Sunday, March 12 at 10 am (Daylight Savings Time)
We Were Strangers in a Strange Land:
Jewish Views on Immigration and Refugees
As Jews we understand the experience of being strangers in a strange land. Beginning with the Exodus from Egypt until the present day, we have been a people on the move - sometimes fleeing persecution, sometimes following opportunity. In this session, we'll explore Judaism's rich tradition of welcoming the stranger, as well as the impact of immigration on Jewish self-understanding. Through classic & modern texts, we'll identify the key values underlying Jewish teachings & explore the mandate & limitations of the mitzvah to welcome the stranger. As we begin to turn our hearts toward Passover, we will also share some ways to lift up the story of refugees in our seders.