Rabbi Stephanie Alexander to hold talks about Reform Judaism

Rabbi Stephanie Alexander

Rabbi Stephanie Alexander will hold a series of weekly discussions about Reform Judaism starting today.

The series, called “Reform is a Verb,” will be at 5 p.m. today, Nov. 17 and Nov. 24 in Arnold Hall at the College of Charleston’s Jewish Studies Center, 96 Wentworth St.

Alexander, KKBE’s rabbi, will explore Reform Judaism’s evolution and future as a dynamic and ever-changing expression of Jewish practice and belief:

Today’s talk looks at how the Reform community has evolved into one of the most diverse Jewish communities and how that diversity has helped it evolve.

Nov. 17: Focuses on how Reform Judaism has evolved as an anti-Zionist movement at its founding to one that just saw a congregational trip take 50 participants to Israel.

Nov. 24: Shows how Reform Jews are evolving through their rediscovery of Jewish ritual and classic Jewish texts.

Alexander received her undergraduate degree, a bachelor’s in psychology with honors in Jewish studies, from Tulane University in New Orleans.

She earned her ordination and master’s degree in Hebrew Literature and Religious Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

The events are free and open to the public. For more, call 953-4930 or go to jewish.cofc.edu.

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