Jews and Land Study Group 

Part 2: Diaspora

Wednesdays July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, and September 5

6:30 Vegetarian Potluck  |  7-9 pm Study Group  |  707 S. 50th

$10-$20 Sliding Scale Suggested Donation

The Jews and Land study group is a five-part bi-weekly gathering to explore a people’s-level history of Jews in relationship to land--from the creation myths of the Torah to the times of sovereignty in ancient Israel, from the diasporas to immigrant farmers in the US. Together we’ll explore books, articles, and other resources on these topics. We’ll learn how we can engage with historical and religious texts in a participatory way, uncovering what stories lie at the grassroots of the past and the truths that endure today. And each gathering will begin with a vegetarian potluck!

 

As a study group, we will all be participating in the learning and facilitation, and everyone will get an opportunity to shape our discussions through engaging in a popular education model of collective learning. Our hope is to share the knowledge we individually bring to the group, expand into places of interest and mystery, and uncover a level of history that does justice to people who have lived before, who live now, and who will be here when we become the history.

 

This is our second set of five sessions, where we will cover the histories of the Jewish diasporic communities in the Mediterranean, North Africa, Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere. Together we'll more deeply inquire into the experience of diaspora and exile.

 

For more information contact alex@jewishfarmschool.org.