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Social Justice Scholar-in-Residence Second D’var Torah and post Kiddush discussion - Who’s In? Who’s Out?: Lessons from Lepers

Saturday, April 21, 2018 • 6 Iyar 5778

10:00 AM - 2:00 PMSanctuary

Who’s In? Who’s Out?: Lessons from Lepers

Join Darchei Noam’s Social Justice Scholar-in-Residence, Jenny Isaacs, as she delivers her second D’var Torah during the 10 am Shabbat service on April 21, 2018. She will explore parshat Tazria-Metzora. The parsha discusses in great detail the ins and outs of one who is “unclean” or even a leper, and, of course, how to respond to someone with this status. Together we will interrogate the text, both what is written and what is left off the page, to see how it can inform our own approaches to inclusion. In particular, we will apply the lessons learned to current issues of minority experiences in both Canada and Israel. An interactive post-Kiddush discussion will follow in the sanctuary at 1 o’clock.

Jenny Isaacs is an educator, community organizer, and activist whose work is rooted in the exploration of narratives, identity and diversity. She is the Director of Heart to Heart, a teacher, and co-founder and organizer of Base, a pluralistic Beit Midrash for young people in downtown Toronto. Jenny was the 2017 recipient of Ve’ahavta’s Emerging Leader Tikun Olam Award.

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