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For lovers of great Jewish literature
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Avi Jorisch: Thou Shalt Innovate
Tuesday, October 29 | 7 PM
“Innovation, suggests author Avi Jorisch, is the sacred calling of modern Israel. But while many have written about Israel's grand success in developing problem-solving technologies, this is the first study to focus primarily on Israeli innovations that extend, improve, and save lives. Presenting uplifting profiles of fifteen innovations… Jorisch argues that the Israeli commitment to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, is a characteristic written in Judaism’s spiritual DNA.
Lucid, vivid, and elevating, this inspired and inspiring book is a thoughtful antidote to despair about Israel's place in today's world and, literally, the world to come.” --Philip K. Jason, Jewish Book Council
Mr. Jorisch’s presentation is made possible by a generous contribution from the Sam M. Schultz Jewish Book Fair Fund.
Click here to view Jorisch speaking about his book.
Exploring Mindfulness and Jewish Spirituality.
Contact Jill Maidhof, 913.327.8077 or JillM@TheJKC.org for summer meeting times and locations
In its fourth year, this group is for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge and observance who are seeking informal but highly stimulating discussion. Together, we select and discuss contemporary books that guide us toward a more meaningful life. Free, walk-ins welcome.
Great Jewish Literature
Enjoy short stories, poems, and essays?
Monthly explorations of literature by Jewish authors. Instructors are Diane Botwin and Audrey Asher, who have taught this series for 14 years. Monthly sessions are open to the public at no charge, and there is no registration required. Call 913.327.8007 for information about literature selections prior to each meeting!