A weekly salon. A Jewish environment. Open to all voices.
Hungry for intellectual give-and-take in a relaxed setting? Then join us at the Ideas Café. Meet others over wine, cheese and coffee at small, candle-lit tables and discuss vital current issues that affect Jewish and American life.
It's a meeting of minds where spirited discussions move at a rapid pace—- sometimes with surprising results. You'll find our sessions provocative, stimulating, and fun--and above all, a great intellectual experience
How Much Can Judaism Change and Still Be Authentic?
Moderated by Rabbi Jill Jacobs
From iPods to the internet to Direct TV, it has been said that the past ten years have seen more technological change than the previous several decades. Judaism, too, is changing fast-- in the past thirty years, we have seen the first ordinations of women and of gay and lesbian rabbis; dozens of liturgical changes; the growth of Jewish meditation, yoga, and chanting; and attempts to integrate Judaism with other faith traditions. A Talmudic Rabbi visiting twenty-first century America might not even recognize today's Judaism. All of this begs the question: how much can Judaism change and still feel the same?
Official Website: http://ideascafe.org
Added by Skirball Center on February 5, 2007