6 2017

Lunch and Learn

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

UJA Greenwich One Holly Hill Lane
Greenwich, CT 06830
203-552-1818 (Phone)
203-622-1237 (Fax)


Complimentary lunch is served as a gift to the community sponsored by Rita Edelston



March 30

Did Pharaoh Change His Mind, or Did God Change His Plan? with Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

The Exodus story revisited, just in time for another seder. 


April 6

Who Is Serach Bat Asher? with Rabbi Moshe Edelman

Elijah’s counterpart. The woman of the Exodus. The lady of the redemption. Discover this mysterious girl who never died and midrashim that surround her.


April 13 Passover - No Lunch & Learn


April 20

Cycles of Seven in Judaism with Rabbi Elisha Paul

Shabbat, Shivah, Omer, Shmitah--why do periods of seven recur in the Jewish calendar, and are their meanings connected?


April 27

Kaballah, the Zodiac and Free Will with Rabbi Irwin Huberman

Explore two texts linking the stars and Jewish destiny. 


May 4

The Wicked Child with Rabbi Joe Schwartz

What’s with the rasha? This Pesach Sheni, discover what you never knew about the misguided son (or child) of Haggadah legend.


May 11

Rabbi Hillel Silverman 


May 18

The Bible and the Bard with Eleanor Ehrenkranz, PhD 

What did Shakespeare have to read in 1580?  The Old and New Testaments.  There is a clear relationship between the Old Testament and Macbeth which will be explored in both books. 


May 25 
Ethical Decision Making at the End with Rabbi Stephen Roberts, MBA, BCC

How does Judaism guide us in making ethical decisions near end of life?


June 1: Shavuot - No Lunch & Learn


June 8
Hymns & Qualms: New and Selected Poems and Translations with Peter Cole, PhD 

Join our distinguished belle-lettrist on a lyrical journey across medieval Hebrew hymns, masterworks of Muslim Spain, verse inspired by Jerusalem and much more.


June 15

Divinely Inspired with Ari Lieberman

Might and humility--independent or co-dependent attributes? A lesson from G-d.

June 22

There’s No Fight Like a Family Fight with Rabbi Elisha Paul

What’s the right way to have a Jewish dispute? Find out from Pirkei Avot. June 29 How Jews Complain Rabbi Moshe Edelman It began in the Torah as precedent. It rumbled on to the Talmud. Trace the long roots of the kvetch.