The Global Day of Jewish Learning will be held on Sunday, November 5, from 10 am-noon, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal. The program’s theme is “The Values We Hold Dear: A Roadmap for Inspired Jewish Living.” A light breakfast will be offered and a suggested donation of $5-20 per person is requested to cover the costs. Registration for the event is closed, but a limited number of people will be accepted at the door. There will not be a Zoom option as previously announced. The event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, Jewish Community Center, Temple Israel, Temple Concord and Beth David Synagogue. Security will be provided.
The Global Day of Jewish Learning was inspired by the late Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz and has been held annually since 2010 when he completed his translation and commentary on the Talmud. Materials for the program were provided by Limmud, which “supports a diverse, cohesive Jewish community rooted in the importance of celebrating and learning from differences.” Those interested in further study can click here.
“During this difficult and challenging time throughout the world it is important to revisit Jewish values, which include the study of Torah and Talmud,” said organizers of the event. “This allows us to have a Jewish connection to our values that we hold dearly. We hope that our community will feel this connection reducing anxiety during this unsettled time.”