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Saturday, February 15 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Waiting Eight Years for a Drink: The Bizarre Notion of 13-Year-Old Jewish Adults

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Getting a driver's license, voting, serving in the army, drinking, (usually?) having sex: What significant milestone in our lives doesn't happen after bar or bat mitzvah?  What's wrong with Judaism that it has the same young age threshold as Facebook?  In this interactive study and discussion, we'll take a close look at taking responsibility in Judaism, drawing from classical Jewish sources.  When, really, do we take charge of our Jewish lives, and who are our Jewish lives to be lived for?

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Joel Alter

Joel Alter is Director of Admissions for JTS's Rabbinical and Cantorial schools, where he shepherds new leaders of the Jewish people. During his 16 years in Jewish day schools as a teacher, rabbi, and administrator, Joel helped articulate pluralistic school culture. A commitment to... Read More →


Saturday February 15, 2014 11:45am - 1:00pm
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