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Since 2008, LearningFest has been a signature annual event, providing the Dallas Jewish community an opportunity to sample an educational menu that offers varied personalities, teaching styles, and content comprised of the rich educational resources that are available in Dallas. 

The cost for the entire day of learning is $18 (no cost for teachers in Federation affiliated schools) and students with a valid ID).
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Sunday, November 6 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Genesis and Exodus: Two Models of Jewish Peoplehood

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The topic of Jewish Peoplehood raises important questions about the nature of Jewish identity.  What is the essence of Jewish identity according to Jewish tradition?  “The Genesis Model” offers an understanding of peoplehood as a familial, tribal, national identity based upon the inheritance of an unconditional covenant.  The “Exodus Model” offers an understanding of peoplehood based upon a conditional covenant of laws and ethical aspirations.  Comparing and contrasting these examples allows teachers and students to find themselves in one of the models and further identify the nature of Jewish identity. 

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Rabbi Andrew Paley

Senior Rabbi, Temple Shalom
Rabbi Andrew Marc Paley is the Senior Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of Temple Shalom in Dallas, Texas.  Ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, Rabbi Paley also holds a master’s degree in Hebrew Letters from H.U.C. – J.I.R. and a bachelor’s... Read More →

Sunday November 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CST
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center 7900 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX 75230

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