What is the relevance of Judaism in modern society?
The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present "To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History," the institute's new six-session Winter 2014 course that will begin during the first week of February. Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin of Chabad Jewish Center will conduct the six course sessions at 7:30 p.m. on six Wednesday evening beginning Feb. 5 at Chabad Jewish Center in Metairie.
Participants will confront questions of allegiance and issues in which Judaism and contemporary society appear to be in conflict.
Like all JLI programs, "To Be a New in the Free World" is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.
Interested students may call 347.351.6476 or visit www.JewishLouisiana.com/JLI for registration and other course-related information.