The Rabbi Gordon Tucker Fund for Jewish Learning, Thought and Culture Learning Lab / Beit Midrash

This year’s theme is TRUTH

How do we determine what is true and what is not? How can we understand the lack of shared truth that seems to exist today and learn to better speak with those whose ideas are so different from our own? This year’s Rabbi Gordon Tucker Fund Beit Midrash program will bring both Jewish and secular wisdom to bear on these important topics, helping us to better navigate a world in which truth feels both more important and more elusive than ever before.

The opening program on 10/13 with Rabbi Gordon Tucker was enjoyed by over 200 participants who joined us both in-person and via livestream!

“Truth, Free Speech, and the Media” took place on Sunday, November 7.

Join us for our upcoming programs:

Truth Salons
Saturdays, January 29, February 19, and March 19,  immediately following Kiddush

Join us for Shabbat Cafés where Rabbi Annie Tucker, Rabbi Adir Yolkut, and members of the TIC community will share reflections on what truth means to them and how they navigate complex issues of truth and falsehood in their personal and professional lives.

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi David Hoffman
“Dancing Around the Truth: The Ethics of Deception” with Rabbi David Hoffman
Friday-Sunday, February 4-6

David is President of The Honey Foundation for Israel, a venture philanthropy which invests in spiritual leaders who harness the energy of entrepreneurship along with the power of Judaism to create an Israeli society that is more open, connected, and reflective of our Jewish values. He taught in the JTS Rabbinical School for twenty years where he was an Assistant Professor for Jewish Law and Talmudic Studies and served as Vice Chancellor and Chief Advancement Officer of JTS. David is passionate about adult lay learning, cherishing opportunities to think deeply about Jewish texts with busy professionals.

In 2018, this fund was established to honor Rabbi Emeritus Gordon Tucker for his renowned reputation for Jewish learning and scholarship and to secure his legacy for the future.
The fund enables Temple Israel Center to create a vibrant Beit Midrash, offer innovative learning opportunities on topics central to Jewish thought, and invite rabbis, authors, artists, musicians, as well as other thought leaders from here, Israel, and around the world to spark lively interactions together.

Details can be found in the TIC weekly email. Not a member? Contact Beth Levick, Director of Programming and Membership.