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SPICE - "When Bad Things Happen to Good People": What is the Theology of Rabbi Harold Kushner?

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10 Sh'vat 5780

11:00 AM - 2:00 PMTemple Beth El

The mission of SPICE is to enhance the quality of life of affiliated and non-affiliated Jewish seniors by providing religious, cultural, educational, or social programs of interest and concern.


11:00 am – Rabbi Stuart Gershon, D.D.

Rabbi Stuart W. Gershon retired after 25 years as the Rabbi of Temple Sinai in Summit, New Jersey. Rabbi Gershon possesses two M.A. degrees, one in Jewish Education from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the other in Hebrew Literature from HUC-JIR.

TOPIC: "When Bad Things Happen to Good People": What is the Theology of Rabbi Harold Kushner?

Rabbi Kushner's most famous book, "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," may be the most widely read book of Jewish theology by laypeople. Many have described Rabbi Kushner's ideas of how to think about God as comforting and helpful. Others have pointed out the limitations of Rabbi Kushner's thought. Join Rabbi Gershon for this one-hour interactive discussion to understand the pros and cons of Rabbi Kushner's theology and to decide whether or not Kushner's ways of thinking about God are meaningful to you.

12:00 pm - Lunch – Falafel, Mini Israeli meatballs in tomato sauce, Yerushalami kugel, Babka,

12:45 pm - “Latest Archeological Discoveries in Israel: Dr. James Tabor, Professor of Religious Studies at UNC, will bring us up to date.

Register by 5pm on Friday, January 31 

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All SPICE functions will be catered by Izzy’s Catering.                          

Discounted Price for TBE Members: $10; Regular Price: $12 (Except for Potluck Dinners & Seder)

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