Welcome to Congregation Eitz Chayim
A Home for Wondering Jews
Welcome! We’re glad you have decided to visit our website and find out about our wonderful Congregation and Hebrew School. We hope you will visit us in person on a Friday night, join us for the High Holy Days or festivals, study with us, or attend a Meah Select Class taught by Hebrew College experts. Follow us as we work to raise awareness around accessibility issues and as we join with other faith groups in providing sanctuary to our neighbors.
“It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it” (Avot 2:21) attributed to Rabbi Tarfon.
We would be delighted for you to join our community of Wondering Jews.
Muslim and Jewish stories on the Biblical Narratives
Instructor: Shari Lowin, PhD
Ten Mondays 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Starting 01/29/18
Classes are held at Eitz Chayim – Class Calendar Below – Course Fee $360
Financial aid and information about class:
Sara Riedner Brown, Associate Director, Me’ah (617) 559-8708 firstname.lastname@example.org
Logistics at Eitz Chayim
Penina Weinberg, Meah Liaison email@example.com
As brother religions vying for the same sacred history, Islam and Judaism trace the genesis of their spiritual and biological communities back to the very same founding parents. Yet Islam is not Judaism, Muslims are not Jews, and vice versa. Rather, the two traditions are, and understand themselves to be, distinct entities with distinct value systems. By comparing the Jewish and Muslim accounts of the shared Biblical ancestors, as well the often colorful exegesis on these narratives, this course will investigate various matters of moral and ethical concern to these communities and the lessons thereby imparted by each tradition. more »