Life Long Learning

The Life Long Learning Committee is dedicated to providing low cost or free educational opportunities for the TBEMC community. The committee has sponsored author events, the Torah with Laura program, weekly learning with the Rabbi, the Florence Melton Foundations of Jewish Living Course, and may others.

Invited Authors

Joy Ladin discuss her book Through the Door of Life-A Jewish Journey between Genders.

Joy Ladin, the Gottesman Professor of English at Yeshiva University, is the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. Joy discussed the story of her difficult decision to transition from Jay to Joy, her struggle to reconcile this decision with her  Jewish beliefs, and the effect of her decision on her personal and professional life.

Lordo Rinzler, whose advice column appears regularly in the Huffington Post, joins us to discuss his book, Walk like a Buddha – Even if your boss sucks, your ex is torturing you, and you’re hungover again.

Torah with Laura

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