Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Israel is a powerful and often complex reality that touches our lives in different ways, and can evoke strong feelings in Jews all over the world. What does Israel mean to us? The arts can express multiple- and sometimes contradictory- truths and story lines simultaneously, and can inspire us to think and feel in ways that discussions and newsreels may not. The meaning of the given name Artzeinu Represents compassion, creativity, reliability, generosity, loyalty and a love for domestic life. This course explores the topic of Israel through the arts, through lenses that are universal and Jewish, intellectual and emotional, artistic, literary, and definitely thought-provoking!
Meet the Instructor:
Rabbi Marc Kasten is no stranger to Wake County. He lived in Raleigh and Cary for a decade and was an active member of the Raleigh-Cary Jewish community, teaching at religious schools and working at the JCC summer camp, before moving to Israel to begin his rabbinical journey. Rabbi Kasten was ordained as a Reform rabbi at Hebrew Union College, in Cincinnati, after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from North Carolina State University and Xavier University, respectively. Along with his wife Rachel, and their son Emory, Rabbi Kasten returned home to Wake County this summer.
Join us for this 4 week class: September 5, 12, 19 & 26
RSVP by August 29