SPARK – Jewish Masculinity
2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA
Jewish Masculinity in the #MeToo Era with Rabbi Joshua Ladon
Reckoning seriously with questions of power and gender inequality requires us to investigate and reimagine notions of masculinity. In this class, we will study traditional Jewish texts in new ways, in order to shine a light on key questions about power, vulnerability, and equality. In service of re-conceptualizing masculinity, we will not only read texts about these ideas, but more importantly, read in new ways. This class aims to take seriously what a full and textured Jewish understanding of masculinity can mean and how our texts may lead us to think and act differently.
Rabbi Joshua Ladon is West Coast Director of Education for Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he oversees educational and programmatic activity in the San Francisco Bay area. Joshua received a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MA in Jewish Thought at Tel Aviv University. He received rabbinic ordination from the Shalom Hartman Institute. He is currently a Doctoral student in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.
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