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Two Paths to One G-d

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Two Paths Sep 30

Two Paths to One G-d: Jews and Christians Exploring Holy Difference

Join us at the J for the second cohort of this popular and thought-provoking lecture series live at the J. Led by Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum and Reverend Elizabeth Riley, this five-session course explores the historical and current relationship between Christians and Jews.

Fifty years ago, the Christian world revolutionized its relationship with the Jewish people by rejecting the teaching of contempt, the belief that Jews were to be blamed for the death of Jesus. This led to a dramatic decrease in Christian antisemitism. But, in recent decades, antisemitism has once again been on the rise both in our local community and globally. In our age of polarization, the profound transformation of Jewish-Christian relations can serve as a model for all of us.

This course will cover such questions as:

  • What led to the teaching of contempt in the first place?
  • What harm has come from antisemitism? How is it reemerging?
  • What work do we still have to do to create a more compassionate relationship?
  • How is it possible for Jews and Christians to feel passionately about our own religion without denigrating each other’s traditions? Can there be more than one truth about God?
  • How can a deepening understanding between Jews and Christians create opportunities for us to work together to build a better world?

5 classes: September 30-October 28 | 7-8:45 pm
$50 per participant
Location: SJCC

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September 30
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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Stroum JCC
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Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 E Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA United States
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