concepts in modern American Jewish life through relevant texts - both
Jewish and others - to make your connection to these "big ideas"
personally meaningful. This year-long class will meet the second
Saturday of the month and discuss a different topic in every session.
February 11 - Divine Do-Overs
March 11 - Otherness
April 8 - Freedom and Responsibility
May 13 - Covenant/Memories
June 10 - Justice
Lunch with Bet Mishpachah: 12:15pm
Class begins: 12:45pm
Cost (includes lunch)
Register for all sessions: $80 (Bet Mishpachah members: $60)
Register per session: $20/class (Bet Mishpachah members: $15)
Facilitator: JoHanna Potts
is the former director of The Department of Jewish Life and Learning at
the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Her teaching passion is to
bring en-joy-ment to Jewish learning with a view towards empowering
individuals to create lives of meaning through Judaism. Previously, she
served as Director of Education at Temples Solel and Shalom, Director of
The Primary School at Washington Hebrew Congregation, and Director of
the Middle School at Gesher Jewish Day School. In 2006, she served as
co-chair of the Conference for Alternatives in Jewish Education at Duke
University. She has been involved with the DCJCC Jewish Women’s Project
and helped coordinate and lead the group's text study activities.
JoHanna currently teaches the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish
Learning, the Heritage series, a Women’s Torah Study Group, and conducts
teacher training workshops.
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