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2018 Schedule, Topics and (Light) Readings


January 16: Jewish Activism from Civil Rights to the Women’s March

  • We take pride in Jewish leadership in the Civil Rights era, but what are we missing from this rosy history?
  • How can 21st century citizens best use our knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement?
  • What are the best modes of activism now?
  • Is any type of activism specifically Jewish?
  • How can we draw on Jewish/feminist principles when trying to effect meaningful change?

February 20: Dating Men and Raising Boys in the #MeToo Era

And a bonus longer piece on a Columbia research team trying to prevent college sexual assault brings up ideas about the relationship between culture and personal responsibility.


March 20: Jewish Food and Feminism, Pesach Edition

I have been loving Michael Twitty’s book on African influences on American food.
Here’s a cool interview with him about pesach food. And here’s an older blog post of his on his love of the holiday and its foods


April 17: Jewish Feminism and #metoo

Lili Loofborrow’s take on the Fifty Shades franchise and Christian gender norms brings up really compelling ideas about consent in a patriarchal society.

May 15: Jewish Girlhood

June 19: Jewish Connections to the Land

July 17: Jewish Coming of Age

August 21: High Holidays 

September 18: Canceled for Kol Nidre

October 16: Using Jewish Values in Political Campaigns, starring RTD board candidate JoyAnn Ruscha!

November 20: TBD–Thanksgiving week

December: Holiday Party TBD


2017 Schedule and Readings Archive