Join us for collegial conversations and robust Torah learning at a Mayberg Foundation learning session.

Learning sessions at the Mayberg Foundation offer opportunities to study, share and grow with small groups of dedicated Jewish leaders. In the spirit of the connectedness of all Jews, we welcome people with diverse beliefs, practices and perspectives. We value nuanced discussion and rigorous debate in a respectful, open environment. Guests frequently include our staff, trustees, grantees, philanthropic partners, colleagues, other community members and friends.

Mayberg Foundation learning sessions are non-solicitation events held in our conference room, 8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1260, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Dietary laws are observed.


 
Rabbi Leon Morris is President of Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and the first alumnus to head the institution. He has taught at Orthodox, Conservative and Reform institutions and is a regular contributor to the American Jewish and Israeli press. He was a Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow. Rabbi Morris made Aliyah with his family in 2014 from Sag Harbor, NY.

Rabbi Leon Morris is President of Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and the first alumnus to head the institution. He has taught at Orthodox, Conservative and Reform institutions and is a regular contributor to the American Jewish and Israeli press. He was a Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow. Rabbi Morris made Aliyah with his family in 2014 from Sag Harbor, NY.

"The Whole Truth? Balancing Personal Integrity with the Pull Toward Tradition” 

Guest Teacher, Rabbi Leon Morris, President of Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

February 14, 2019, from 8:45-10:15 am

Mayberg Foundation, 8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1260, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

How do we balance our own personal “truths” with the inherited claims of Jewish tradition to which we are drawn? What is the place of “personal integrity” in religious life? What do we do when our own experience of the world seems so different from those who shaped Jewish law and tradition? Discover a surprising radical text from the Babylonian Talmud (Tractate Yoma 69b) that reveals how the early Rabbis themselves struggled with these same questions.

RSVP to Marni Darby by February 4th indicating any special needs or ways we can ensure your comfort. Refreshments with be served. Dietary laws observed. Parking is available behind the building or in the garage located off Chevy Chase Lake Dr.