What does it mean to renew? How is that connected with our renewing ourselves: as individuals, as Jews, as human beings? How does our being in covenant with a dynamic God unify our diverse communities, ground our justice and spiritual work, and give us wings? Listen and find inspiration in Rabbi Artson’s inspiring Keynote Address at the International Conference of the Rabbinical Assembly.
Let’s examine some Talmud and Midrashim (rabbinic Bible commentary) that show that God learns from human insight, that our taking a moral stand can nudge God and Torah toward greater compassion, individual dignity, and initiatives for peace.
Are you looking to process your thoughts and feelings about yesterday’s election in a nuanced and seriously religious way? Then join our Ziegler School students for this post-election, open mic, question and answer special with our dean, Rabbi Brad Artson!
In preparation for Yom Kippur, we are so happy to share with you these words from our dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, where he paints the shofar as a perfect symbol for our Judaism, with its broad bell pointed out to the wider world!
Join Rabbi Artson, and the members of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California, for our dean’s annual Rosh Hashanah sermon. This year, Rabbi Artson, re-frames the High Holidays as a “wake up call” to the innumerable miracles in our lives that we might otherwise let slip by unnoticed
Join our Ziegler students for this semester’s first open mic Q & A session with our Dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson. Topics covered in this session range from politicians in Talitot, to questions for the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, to God’s favorite languages and the physical characteristics of angels!
Join our Ziegler Students for the opening breakfast and study session of our new, fall term. In this class, Rabbi Artson asks, “Why do we study Torah?” To which he offers a seemingly radical, yet traditionally rooted answer, “Our Torah study has the power to revive God.”