New! Civil Discourse Series
What is civil discourse? It is the ability to engage in thoughtful and respectful dialogue with someone who embraces different perspectives, opinions, and beliefs in order to not simply understand the other, but to better understand ourselves. It is foundational to living in a free, democratic society, as well as the basis for communal, civic, and political decision-making.
Civil discourse involves listening, considering, understanding, and respecting—even in the midst of disagreement.
In this four-part series developed by Rabbi Levin and the Temple Beth El Civil Discourse Task Force, we’ll learn what’s Jewish and what’s American about civil discourse, and how Temple Beth El can be a safe place for our community to share meaningful conversation about the issues of our day.
Part 1: Introduction: How do you talk to people when you just don’t agree?
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Part 2: Immigration
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Part 3: Gun Freedom and Safety
Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Part 4: The U.S. Responsibility to Itself and the World
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
No fee, please RSVP.