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Bridging the Gap: Study Exchange with Michigan Corrections Officers

Accepting applications now through January 8, 2018 BJ’s Faith & Public Life initiative is exploring two truths that we are holding simultaneously at this political moment: The first, that Judaism calls us to alleviate the injustice and suffering we see in America, Israel and the wider world, and that the need to act on our values is greater than ever. The second, that we will only heal the widening rifts that run across our country by opening our hearts and minds to dialogue across lines of difference; not simply to talk but to listen and to forge a broader and deeper politics. (more…)

Faith & Public Life Lecture—The Jewish Art of Constructive Disagreement: Just What We Need In a Polarized Time

Tuesday, March 13 | 7:00PM | BJ Sanctuary Register now for the third in our Faith & Public Life Lecture Series, with Dr Jonathan Haidt. Dr Haidt is Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University Stern School of Business. (more…)

Faith & Public Life: Study Sessions With BJ Rabbinic Fellows

Tuesdays, monthly: December 19, January 23, February 20, March 20, April 17, and May 8 | 8:30AM | BJ Chapel Join BJ Rabbinic Fellows Sarah Krinsky and Tobias Divack Moss one Tuesday per month after morning minyan. Dive deeper into the questions we are exploring through our Faith & Public program, such as "Should We Pray for the Government or About It?". (more…)