Tribe Talk: New Jewish Conversations
Mondays, January 30, February 27, March 27, May 22 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Tribe Talk is an edgy, informative, and engaging monthly conversation on trending Jewish news led by Brian Amkraut and Alanna Cooper, our resident Jewish news-junkies.
Moderators: Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, Siegal Lifelong Learning
Alanna Cooper, Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning, CWRU
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Co-sponsored by the Cleveland Jewish News and the CJN Foundation
Monday, January 30 | 7-8 p.m.
Featured Guest of the Month: Sam Chestnut, Lippman School, Head of School
1. Jews in the News
From the “first children” - Ivanka and Jared - to a full slate in the cabinet, Jews are now closer to power in the US government than they’ve ever been. What implications will this have for American Jews?
What Should American Jews Make of Ivanka Trump, The Atlantic
2. American Jews Split over Israel
Obama’s abstention from the recent UN resolution on Israel, and the Trump administration’s appointment of the new US ambassador to Israel will impact Israel. But these political events have alsoinvited rancor between US Jews. What does this division and strain mean for Jewish life here at home?
Divided American Jewry, New York Times
3. Teaching Holocaust and Genocide
Students in Akron, Lippman School engage in an exchange with students of the Northern Cheyenne in Montana, to learn from each other’s cultural heritage and struggle. What is gained by cross cultural comparisons of Holocaust and genocide? And what challenges are raised by drawing parallels?
The Lippman School and the Northern Cheyenne Nation – A Pardigm-Shifting Educational Partnership
Monday, February 27 | 7-8 p.m.
1. What Does School Choice mean for Ohio’s Jews?
American Jews are divided on the issue of school choice. And in Ohio – as a state with a strong voucher system – the debate is particularly pressing.
2. Rabbis as Activists in the Age of Trump
A protest against the recent roll-out of new immigration policies sparked the largest mass arrest of rabbis in U.S. history. How does this sort of activism square (or not) with Jewish tradition?
3. Talking about Antisemitism
Antisemitism is out there, and America's Jewish communities, the press, and the new administration are all talking about it. But this messages aren’t clear: Is it a real threat? A failure of the Trump administration? A political whipping post? Or something else……
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1. Israel's Travel Ban
2. Jewish Cleveland tackles the challenge of Alzheimer's disease and dementia
Alzheimer's is on the rise, debilitating the lives of patients and their families. Now a report just published by the Cleveland Jewish community, tackles the issue from a more macro perspective. In what ways can the illness be addressed on a communal scale?
3. Jewish Cemetery Desecration and Neglect