Sulam Learning Academy

Sulam Yaakov presents innovative and groundbreaking experience on adult education 

Mondays Oct. 8 – Dec 3, 2018   First session : Jewish Wisdom Through an Artistic Lens.  Instuctor: Amy Gottlieb :  7:00-7:55 pm

 Second session : Judaism  and Anthropology ,  Uncovering  the Hidden Forces of Religion. Instructor: Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski. 8:10-9:10 pm

Poetry, music, and visual art bring Torah to life in new ways. In this class, we’ll explore the work of poets, songwriters, and visual artists whose interpretations shed light on Jewish tradition, and we’ll produce some creative writing of our own. Along the way, we’ll discover insights and perspectives that reveal hidden aspects of the text, deepening our personal connection to Jewish teachings.

Amy Gottlieb is a novelist, poet, and educator. Her debut novel, The Beautiful Possible, was a finalist for the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and a National Jewish Book Award. She has taught at the Drisha Institute, Beyond Walls at Kenyon College, at literary conferences, and in various Jewish communal settings. Amy has an MA in comparative literature from the University of Chicago, and for many years worked as the publications director at the Rabbinical Assembly.

All religions are built around key concepts such as: sacred and profane; ordinary and otherworldly time and space; and this world and the world to come. By understanding how these concepts interact with each other, we uncover the forces that shape reality. Suddenly issues such as why Jerusalem is so important or why Yom Kippur became the central holiday become clear. This course will provide you with the tools to decode any religious ritual or concept.

Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski was raised in Argentina, where he earned his law degree at the University of Buenos Aires and was ordained as rabbi at the Seminario Latinoamericano. He was a Senior Educator at the Melton Center in Jerusalem. He received an MA in Rabbinic Literature and a doctorate in Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he taught for over a decade. Rabbi Borodowski is a graduate of the Adelphi Graduate School of Social Work. He served as Executive Director of the Shalom Hartman Institute for North America. His book on Rabbi Yitzchak Abravanel is considered to be an important contribution to philosophical interpretation of the Bible. Rabbi Borodowski is founding Rabbi of Congregation Sulam Yaakov.

Non-member tuition $150 per person plus $75 for spouse.
Scolarships are available. Please send check to Congregation Sulam Yaakov, 2111 Boston Post Road, Larchmont NY 10538 – memo Sulam Academy
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