Lunch & Learn Materials

Last Updated 5/17/2024In Current

Week of 5/20/24

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday May 22nd

We will be discussing The Last Mohican by Bernard Malamud.

Click here to view or download "The Last Mohican" by Bernard Malamud 

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 5/13/24

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday May 15th

We will be discussing The First Seven Years by Bernard Malamud.

Click here to view or download "The First Seven Years" by Bernard Malamud 

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 5/6/24

Amy Mittelman's Lunch & Learn is cancelled for the timebeing


Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday May 8th

We will be discussing Angel Levine by Bernard Malamud.

Click here to view or download "Angel Levine" by Bernard Malamud 

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 4/29/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday April 29th

We will be discussing:

"How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews" by Elad Nehorai.
"As Israel and America enter ages of extreme nationalism, the definitions of antisemitism and Jewish safety are being rewritten."

Click here for a PDF of "How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews"

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday May 1st 

CANCELLED for the Elder Luncheon at the JCA

When we return on May 8th we will be discussing Angel Levine by Bernard Malamud.

Click here to view or download "Angel Levine" by Bernard Malamud 

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 4/22/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday April 22nd

We will be discussing:

"How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews" by Elad Nehorai.
"As Israel and America enter ages of extreme nationalism, the definitions of antisemitism and Jewish safety are being rewritten."

Click here for a PDF of "How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews"

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday April 24th 
CANCELLED for Passover

Rabbi Weiner's L&L will not be meeting this week. When we return on May 1st we will be reading Angel Levine by Bernard Malamud.

Click here to view or download "Angel Levine" by Bernard Malamud 

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 4/15/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday April 15th

We will be discussing:

"How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews" by Elad Nehorai.
"As Israel and America enter ages of extreme nationalism, the definitions of antisemitism and Jewish safety are being rewritten."

Click here for a PDF of "How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews"

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday April 17th

This week we will be moving on from Grace Paley's work and studying the writing of Bernard Malamud. 

Click here to view or download "The Jewbird" by Bernard Malamud 

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 4/8/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday April 8th

We will be discussing:

"How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews" by Elad Nehorai.
"As Israel and America enter ages of extreme nationalism, the definitions of antisemitism and Jewish safety are being rewritten."

Click here for a PDF of "How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews"

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday April 10th

CANCELLED! Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner will not be meeting April 10th.

When we resume on April 17th we will be moving on from Grace Paley's work and studying the writing of Bernard Malamud. 

Click here to view or download "The Jewbird" by Bernard Malamud 

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 4/1/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday April 1st

We will be discussing:

"How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews" by Elad Nehorai.
"As Israel and America enter ages of extreme nationalism, the definitions of antisemitism and Jewish safety are being rewritten."

Click here for a PDF of "How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews"

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday April 3rd

We will be studying Grace Paley's story "Enormous Changes at the Last Minute ".

Click here to view or download "Enormous Changes at the Last Minute"

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 3/25/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday March 25th

Amy's Lunch & Learn is not meeting this week. Resuming April 1st.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday March 27th

We will be studying Grace Paley's story "The Long Distance Runner".

Click here to view or download "The Long Distance Runner"

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 3/18/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday March 18th

We will be discussing:

"How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews" by Elad Nehorai.
"As Israel and America enter ages of extreme nationalism, the definitions of antisemitism and Jewish safety are being rewritten."

Click here for a PDF of "How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews"

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday March 20th

We will be studying Grace Paley's story "Faith in a Tree".

Click here to view or download "Faith in a Tree"

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 3/11/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday March 11th

We will be discussing:

"How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews" by Elad Nehorai.
"As Israel and America enter ages of extreme nationalism, the definitions of antisemitism and Jewish safety are being rewritten."

Click here for a PDF of "How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews"

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday March 13th

We will be studying Grace Paley's story "Faith in the Afternoon".

Click here to view or download "Faith in the Afternoon"

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 3/4/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday March 4th

We will be discussing new material:

"How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews" by Elad Nehorai.
"As Israel and America enter ages of extreme nationalism, the definitions of antisemitism and Jewish safety are being rewritten."

Click here for a PDF of "How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews"

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday March 6th

**Rabbi Weiner's Lunch & Learn will not be meeting this week***

It will resume next week March 13th. We will be studying Grace Paley's story "Faith in the Afternoon".
Click here to view or download "Faith in the Afternoon"

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 2/25/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday February 26th

Amy's Lunch & Learn will not be meeting this week, but will resume next week March 4th and starting with new material:

"How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews" by Elad Nehorai.
"As Israel and America enter ages of extreme nationalism, the definitions of antisemitism and Jewish safety are being rewritten."

Click here for a PDF of "How Israeli Power has Endangered American Jews"

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday February 28th

This week, in our Jewish short fiction Lunch and Learn, we will be studying Grace Paley's story "Friends".
Click here to view or download "Friends"

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access


Week of 2/18/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday February 19th

We will be discussing this exploration of Embracing Diversity within Kehillah by Rabbi Sandra Lawson.   
Click here for a PDF of the reading material.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday February 21st

This week, in our Jewish short fiction Lunch and Learn, we will be studying Grace Paley's story "An Interest in Life".
Click here to view or download "An Interest in Life"

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Click here for Zoom access

Week of 2/11/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday February 12th

No lunch and learn this Monday.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday February 14th

This week, in our Jewish short fiction Lunch and Learn, we will be studying Grace Paley's story "Distance".
Click here to view or download "Distance"

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Week of 2/4/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday February 5th

We will be discussing this exploration of Embracing Diversity within Kehillah by Rabbi Sandra Lawson.   Click here for a PDF of the reading material.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday February 7th

This week, we will begin studying the work of Grace Paley with this early story "The Loudest Voice in the Room".

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

Week of 1/28/24

Lunch & Learn with Amy Mittelman - Monday January 29th

We will be discussing this exploration of Embracing Diversity within Kehillah by Rabbi Sandra Lawson.   Click here for a PDF of the reading material.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Weiner - Wednesday January 31st

On January 31st at Rabbi Weiner's weekly Lunch-and-Learn (12:15-1:30pm) on Jewish Short Fiction we will read one final Isaac Bashevis Singer story, "Taibele and Hurrmizah", also called "Taibele and her Demon." We will be moving on to Grace Paley next week.

You are encouraged to read the story in advance of the session, and come with some thoughts or questions for discussion, as well as some passages you'd like to call attention to.

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