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Sunday, February 16 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
What Does It Look Like To March Towards Freedom? The Book of Numbers and Social Change

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What does it mean to envision a better future, and what is the link between what we envision and what we help bring about? Many of us see a clear disparity between the world as it is and the world as it should be, but it can be hard to figure out, practically, where to start in bringing about change, and how to continue after we've started. In this session, we'll be looking at Jewish texts that envision social change as a journey over time, with a particular focus on the Book of Numbers as chronicling a journey from order to chaos, but also from authoritarianism to greater inclusion and equity, and the heart of the desert to the edge of the Promised Land. We'll examine the various models of leadership in these texts, and take some time to build our own visions of step-by-step paths to better worlds.

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Alexandra Stein

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps
Alexandra Stein is a third year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College in New York, and an Avodah Alumni Justice Ambassador. Before entering rabbinical school, she graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and spent a few years working... Read More →

Sunday February 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST