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.”
In honor of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies 20th Anniversary, our dean, Rabbi Brad Artson, shared these powerful words on the future of our Conservative movement. “We have work to do,” Rabbi Artson insists. Advocating for a Judaism that cares to learn the latest insights of the natural and social sciences, and is deeply literate in the Torah, our dean argues that we must apply that broad wisdom to the challenges of our day, and live our Torah as only our generation can, spreading healing, human decency, compassion and inclusivity to the world.
In honor of Shavuot, and the anniversary of our encounter with the Divine at Sinai, we bring you a new sermon from our dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson. In this address to the IKAR community in LA, Rabbi Artson shares the Bible’s counter cultural vision of the origin of evil – “Weak people do evil in the world because they believe their worth comes from their ability to control” – and it’s prescription for repair, the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years.
Listen in to this latest podcast from Ziegler Torah to hear what’s on the minds of our Ziegler students, and our dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, in this special, Ides of March, edition of “Questions and Answers from the Bel Air Beit Midrash!”
Join our Ziegler School rabbinical students in sunny Bel Air, CA for this month’s open mic Q and A session with Rabbi Artson. February’s highlights include questions about: Religious responses to global warming; What can our communities learn from the Gafni affair; The newly announced plan for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel; Best practices when offering rabbinic counseling; and… Rabbi Artson’s pick for Super Bowl 50!
Judaism has undergone great transitions in the past century: Offering an ethnic haven for newcomers; then, after World War II, a catalyst for engagement in the broader culture. Standing on these successes, today’s seekers long for wisdom to thrive and live with meaning. Fortunately, Judaism is one of the world’s great wisdom traditions.