Tisha b'Av Community-Wide Learning
1:15-1:20 Introduction & Schedule

1:20-1:55 Nitzhia Shaked: The Virus of Polarization- Sinat Chinam
On the destructive nature of extreme conflicts and its relevance to our time. Nitzhia Shaked is a biblical scholar and jurist who has been teaching in the Bay Area Jewish community for over 35 years.

2:00-2:30 Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan Resistance:Resilience of the Artists of Terezin
Meet artists who told the truth in the darkness through spiritual resistance. Peretz is a rabbi and printmaker

2:30-3:05 Rabbi Gershon Albert: The Orchard of Suffering
Theological Responses to Calamity in Jewish Thought and History. Rabbi Gershon Albert is the rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation of Oakland.

3:05-3:15 Break 

3:15-3:45 Maharat Victoria Sutton: From The Ashes
Loss and Transformation in the Mishnah. Maharat Victoria Sutton is the Director of Education & Community Engagement at Congregation Beth Israel

3:45-4:15 Rabbi Chai Levy: A time for tearing: textual meditations on K'riah
Reflections on rabbinic texts about K'riah, tearing one's garment, to explore the meaning of this expression of mourning. Rabbi Chai Levy is rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom

4:15-4:45 Rabbi Yonatan Cohen: Broken Tablets & Brokenness 
 On living with brokeness and moving forward through brokenness.   Rabbi Yonatan Cohen is the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel

4:45-5:15 Dr. Deena Aranoff: Affirming Life in the Sorrow of Tisha B'av 
We will explore the ways in which the laws of mourning serve to affirm life as well as establish our communal and social relations Deena Aranoff is Faculty Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
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