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

We had a wonderful opening program on 10/13 with Rabbi Gordon Tucker, with over 200 participants who joined us both in-person and via livestream! Join us for the next program on Sunday, November 7. See details below.

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.

“Truth, Free Speech, and the Media”
Sunday, November 7, 10:15-11:30 am (in-person and via livestream)

Moderator: Scott Richman, ADL Director of New York and New Jersey
Speakers: Stephen Levy, author of Facebook, The Inside Story and Suzanne Nossel, author of Dare to Speak, Defending Free Speech For All

Truth Salons
Saturdays, November 20, December, 18, 2021; January 22, February 19, and March 19, 2022 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.

“The Ethics of Lying:” Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi David Hoffman
 (details to come)

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.