The opening words of today’s Sidra ‘Lech Lecha’ – meaning ‘Go forth’ signal our forefather Avram’s journey and the beginnings of Jewish history.
The Politics of Purim – Shiur by Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum – Tuesday 4th February
“The Politics of Purim – A fascinating investigation into the background and modern meaning of the Megillah”
Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum is the Dean at the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS), established as Jews’ College in 1855. He recently received rabbinic ordination from Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks after studying at the Kollel of the Judith Lady Montefiore College.
He is a graduate of the Jerusalem Fellows programme at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Israel and in 2005 received an MA (with Distinction) in Adult Education at the Institute of Education in London. Raphael is the creator of the Torah L’Am crash course and is the author of the Torat Hadracha and Jampacked Bible educational study guides. He was the first Head of faculty of the Florence Melton Adult Mini School UK and was Director of text-based Jewish education at the UJIA Centre for Informal Jewish Education.
Raphael completed a PhD in theoretical physics in 1999 and published a number of papers on Quantum Chaos Theory. He is a leading Jewish educator in the UK and teaches at conferences and seminars, synagogues and Jewish community centres across the globe. In 2008 he was ranked 26th in the Jewish Chronicle Power100 list of the most influential people in UK Jewry.
Tuesday 4 February 2014 at 7pm
Refreshments will be served
Please contact the Shul office on 020 7580 1355 to book