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A New Reading of Hannukah: Text Study for the Holiday
Note: This is a 60-minute class running on Tuesday, 11/30/2021 @ 2pm-3pm PST. Upon completed registration, your Zoom invitation will be emailed to you 7 days prior to the start time.
The Hanukkah narrative is of a festival of miracles and light but what if we changed the paradigm and made it about a journey of spiritual, collective, and justice-seeking?
Hanukkah can be a profoundly spiritual and psycho-socially charged moment, a call to us and our families to both ground ourselves in the particulars of Judaism while simultaneously reaching higher for the sake of the broader communities in which we live.
In this class, Rabbi Lydia Medwin guides students through text study and an insight into Jewish wisdom, providing tools to help us dig into our own inner lives, clarify our own sparks, and reflect the light that our world so desperately needs.
Rabbi Lydia Medwin has served as the Director of Congregational Engagement at The Temple in Atlanta, Georgia, since 2014. She has specialized in creating a system of small group gatherings that has numbered over 60 in a given year. She also helps lead The Temple’s Rothschild Social Justice Institute and co-founded the national Multi-Faith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration alongside partners at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and Odyssey-Impact. Lydia is a co-Author with Dr. Ron Wolfson and Rabbi Nicole Auerbach of The Relational Judaism Handbook: How to Create a Relational Engagement Campaign to Build and Deepen Relationships in Your Community (Kripke Institute).