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Friday, February 15 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Chosen for What?: The Mission of the Jewish People

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Jews have long been referred to as "the chosen people." But why did God choose us? What exactly are we chosen for? And, most importantly, how should this impact the way we live our lives? During this interactive text study session, we will look at chosenness and covenant in the book of Genesis and explore how this concept lies at the very core of Jewish purpose and meaning.

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Shoshana Boyd Gelfand

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand is Director of JHub, a program of the Pears Foundation. Previously, she was the CEO of the UK Movement for Reform Judaism and Vice President of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. Shoshana received rabbinical ordination in 1993 from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She writes a monthly column for the London Jewish Chronicle and also appears regularly on BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought. Her first children’s book, The... Read More →

Friday February 15, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Brunswick A & B ballroom level