Lunch N Learn

Understanding Rational Judaism
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Program


For many Jews, the only concept of God is the personal, loving and judging God of the Torah, who rewards and punishes according to our deeds. But Judaism embraces both the anthropomorphic (human like) emotional God as well as the rationalist model of a greater power in the universe which harbors neither emotions nor relationships. Utilizing the 13th century Jewish philosopher Maimonides’ “Mishneh Torah,” we will explore the Rational Judaism’s concept of God as source of creation but not relation. For the self-proclaimed atheist or agnostic Jews, perhaps other options exist within Jewish theology.

Please make your $12.00 check payable to Temple Beth El.
Add your phone number and the Lunch 'N' Learn event to the check and mail to:

Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester
220 South Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514

Payment is required by the firm cut off date of October 11. Your check is your reservation.
We regret we are not able to accommodate walk-ins.

Lunch N’ Learn is a collaboration among Temple Shaaray Tefila of Bedford Corners, Bet Torah, Temple Beth-El of Northern Westchester, The Yorktown Jewish Center, The Rosenthal J.C.C. of Pleasantville, Beth Shalom of Mahopac and Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, at Croton-on-Hudson.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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