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Israel for Reel: Kibbutz Galuyot (In Person)

Kibbutz Galuyot (the ingathering of the exiles): the many faces of Israel as seen through a reality TV music competition, comedy sketches starring legendary Israeli singer Arik Einstein, and Israeli poetry

In this workshop we will explore the personal stories, the music, and the roots of four young contestants in an Israeli reality TV music competition. Their stories offer a fascinating view of 2000 years of exile and return, of Jewish traditions that reflect experiences of Jewish communities all around the globe, and a look at what it means for people from so many backgrounds to all come together in the land of Israel.  We will strive to understand both the richness and the challenges of Israel’s diverse and vibrant society.

This course follows a sequential structure, but anyone is welcome to join at any point, or to drop in to any class. If you have questions regarding participation, please contact Rabbi Vanessa Harper, [email protected].

Dates: Mondays, February 12, March 4, March 18, April 1

Registration: Please click on the purple registration button above.

Fee: Members: $0 / Non-members: $250

This class is part of eLeMeNTs. | Lishma: Monday Night Torah – Connect to community and to ancient and modern Jewish wisdom through eLeMeNTs, TBE’s newest innovation in adult learning. Join us starting at 7:00 pm every Monday night for community connection, words of Torah, a dedication of learning, and a Kaddish opportunity before classes begin at 7:30.