Valley Beit Midrash has released the schedule for its 2017-2018 learning series, which includes film screenings, lectures, classes, a concert, panel discussions, a book talk series and a tour of a Hindu temple.
The first program is the screening of the documentary “Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix.
September programs include a Sept. 6 panel discussion about forgiveness; a lecture called “Next Generation Judaism: How College Students and Hillel can Help Reinvent Jewish Organizations,” on Sept. 7 featuring Rabbi Mike Uram; and a discussion about selichot on Sept. 16.
October programs include the Oct. 3 screening of “Road to Eden,” a documentary about Jewish musician Dan Nichols, along with a Q&A with the film’s writer and director Doug Passon; an Oct. 15 lecture titled “Becoming a Mindful Soul in a Mindbending World” by Rabbi Sherre Hirsch; the Oct. 16 launch of the VBM Book Talk Series featuring the book “The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays”; a Shabbat program featuring Dr. Rachel Korazim on Oct. 20; “The 10 Jewish Moral Imperatives: A Jewish Response to a Fractured Society” on Oct. 22 featuring Rabbi Dr. Yitz Greenberg; and an Oct. 29 lecture titled “Jewish Schizophrenia: What Did the Rabbis Think of Christianity,” featuring Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn.
The season continues through May 10, 2018. For locations, other details and to register, visit valleybeitmidrash.org. JN — Leisah Woldoff