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Jewish Community Foundation

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12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
(480) 699-1717 https://www.jcfphoenix.org/

January 2018

Because the Rabbi Said So: Exploring Power and Authority in the Rabbinate

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Rabba Yaffa Epstein   Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   While utilizing power is a necessary part of any leader’s role, the abuse…

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Jewish Animal Ethics from Torah to Today

January 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Professor Aaron Gross  This lively survey of Jewish animal ethics will consider passages from the Tanakh, rabbinic writings, modern Jewish thought, and the remarkable contributions contemporary Jews have made to…

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February 2018

Purim: The Jewish Holiday of Friendship

February 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld Sharon Cohen Anisfeld has been Dean of the Rabbinical School since 2006. Prior to assuming this position, she served as an adjunct faculty member and then…

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December 2018

Franz Rosenzweig: Herald of a Jewish Renaissance

December 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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**REGISTRATION CLOSED. WALK UPS WELCOME!**   From the midst of assimilation and even thoughts of converting to Christianity, Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) affirmed Jewish religious practice and Torah-study as addressing an…

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To Vaccinate or Not: A Jewish Approach

December 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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***EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS***     This class will look at the history of vaccinations in the Jewish religious community and analyze the Jewish ethical principles that surround the…

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January 2019

Can Jews Be Citizens? Jewish Politics from the Enlightenment to Today

January 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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***REGISTRATION CLOSED. WALK UPS WELCOME!***   What should modern Jewish politics look like? To what extent should Jews seek to promote the well-being of the diverse societies they inhabit, and…

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February 2019

Human cloning and Embryo research: The Ethical and Jewish Legal Implications

February 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Within the last few decades, medical technological developments have changed the landscape for what is possible for medical treatments. The theoretical bioethical and halakhic discussions surrounding human cloning and embryo…

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The Moral Obligation to Speak Out in the Face of Wrongdoing

February 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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A wonderful sugya in Bavli Shabbat (54b-55a) takes up the question of what to do when one sees people misbehaving, whether they are government officials or neighbors, whether they are…

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March 2019

Thou Shalt Be a Mensch: The Jewish Line Between Law and Ethics

March 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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In perhaps no other religious tradition does Law hold more central place than it does in Judaism. In their founding code, The Mishnah, the rabbis mapped out a system of…

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