Journeying to and from the Holy Land in the Jewish Tradition With Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg
Sundays 7pm starting November 6th for 6 meetings
Jewish tradition and memory are filled with stories of those who have journeyed to and from the Land of Israel, by choice and not by choice. Many of us are on our own journeys to or from or within the Land. What inspiration, insights or questions can we draw from the Jewish tradition to our own physical and spiritual journeys? What did the concepts of “home”, “land” and “homeland” mean to our spiritual ancestors and what do they mean to us? Join us as we journey together with fellow wandering Jews: Abraham, Joseph, Ruth, Leah Goldberg and others.
Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg is an American-Canadian-Israel Queer Jewish educator-activist. Elliot teaches and advocates on topics relating to Jewish pluralism and inclusion, refugee rights, LGBTQ rights and human rights, and his educator-activist approach focuses on the application of Judaism for social change. Elliot is a senior educator at BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change, a freelance teacher. Elliot is a blogger for The Times of Israel, and has published in Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Week, and elsewhere. A native of Chicago, Elliot currently lives in Jaffa. Elliot is also a member of the Neve Tzedek Masorti Congregation.