Temple Beth-El

Tuesday Night Symposium: Women & Tzedakah: Halakhah, Spirituality—and Controversy!

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Adult Learning Academy Tuesday Night Symposium

Women and Tzedakah: Halakhah, Spirituality–and Controversy! 

Guest scholar: Alyssa Gray, U.D. Ph.D.
Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics and Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature at HUC-JIR/New York 

Tzedakah is rightly regarded as one of the key mitzvot and most characteristically Jewish of endeavors. Jewish women have always engaged in tzedakah, and the story of their doing so is more eventful and controversial than one might expect. In our 3 sessions, we will follow the Jewish legal and social history of women’s tzedakah from the Talmud through the Middle Ages and into modernity. We will also learn about continuity and change as we observe how Jewish legalists adapt Jewish law in new times and places. 

For more information, call 516-487-0900. Registration is not required. Join us in person or online via Zoom.

Join Zoom Room (Meeting ID: 858 6898 6205 Passcode: shA8B1).


We are grateful to Mary Alice Dobbin for her generosity in making our learning with HUC-JIR scholar Dr. Alyssa Gray possible.