Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Jewish Ethics: Do Torah and Morality Always Go Together?
The Foundry Church - Community Commons

Rabbinic texts are rich in the rabbis' ethical wrestlings with a range of topics from how to divide scarce resources, when it's permissible to defend oneself with force, and what to do if one ox gores another. Join us in this four-part lunch and learn series in which we will dive into the rabbis' ethical debates and shed light on our own.

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Class Dates:

January 22
March 5 - click here to register for this class only.
May 7 - click here to register for this class only.


$25 for one class, includes dessert and drinks
$65 for 3 class series includes dessert and drinks

If you'd like to have lunch included with your ticket, we will be ordering a kosher vegan lunch from Shouk. Please choose the ticket option that includes lunch on the following page.

$36 for one class, includes lunch, dessert, and drinks
$108 for 3 class series, includes lunch, dessert, and drinks


Rabbi Ethan Tucker
Rabbi Ethan Tucker is President and Rosh Yeshiva at Mechon Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. Ethan also directs Mechon Hadar’s Center for Jewish Law and Values. Previously, Ethan was a faculty member at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, where he taught Talmud and Halakhah in the Scholars' Circle. Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Harvard College. He has been named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the top 50 rabbis in America. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar and a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship.


Rabbi Avi Killip 


Rabbi Avi Killip serves as VP of Strategy and Programs and Director of Project Zug at Mechon Hadar. Avi was ordained from Hebrew College's pluralistic Rabbinical School in Boston. She is a Wexner Graduate Fellow and holds a Bachelors and Masters from Brandeis University in Jewish Studies and Women & Gender Studies. Avi has worked as a teacher and Jewish professional in two synagogues, an independent minyan, a mikveh, and a yeshiva.


Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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