Elul Learning Series 2021: Homelessness and Security - When Values Collide

Episode 539 · August 11th, 2021 · 58 mins 3 secs

About this Episode

In this class, Rabbi Aryeh Cohen discusses one of the pressing issues faced by our society today and the implciations for our community. Temple Beth Am occupies a large amount of real estate whose public face is welcoming to members and daveners (smiles and welcomes) and could be intimidating and unwelcoming (gates and security) to our unhoused neighbors. Is this a problem? Is it our Jewish problem? What can we do about it?

This class is part of Temple Beth Am's 2021 Elul Learning Series: (Re)Building our Home. The series includes classes on Shmita, Chevra Kadisha, Mental and Spiritual Health, Ritual Innovation, Combating Homelessness in our City, Torah learning, 20/30s Relationship Building and more. The series was organized by Beth Am Assistant Rabbi Rebecca Schatz who introduces Rabbi Cohen.

This class was conducted via Zoom on August 11, 2021