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JPSA presents Together in Jewish Learning with keynote speaker Aaron Henne

The Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona (JPSA) is pleased to announce Together in Jewish Learning on Tuesday, April 5th at the J and via Zoom, with keynote speaker Aaron Henne. Henne is the Artistic Director of theater dybbuk, an arts and education organization whose work illuminates universal human experience from a Jewish perspective.

Aaron’s keynote address, Exile and Redemption: Artistic Explorations of an Ancient Jewish play, Exogoge, will focus on how Jewish history can serve as an entry point to engage in complex conversations about contemporary issues in our world and how theatre, storytelling, and other artistic endeavors serve to help Jewish communities create new opportunities for connection. He will discuss the ways in which Jewish texts, experiences, and perspectives can function as the basis for deep investigation of the social and political forces in societies. In addition, he will illuminate the creative techniques and processes which encourage meaningful participation. Breakout sessions led by local Rabbis and Jewish educators will follow Aaron’s remarks.

Doors open at 6pm, the program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  A dessert reception begins at 8:30 following the breakout sessions.  Registration is required in advance.  Event tickets are $5 through March 28th and $10 after March 28th.  Purchase tickets here.

This event is part of the Rabbi Lee Kivel Lecture series in memory of Rabbi Lee Kivel z”l. Rabbi Lee Kivel was a graduate of NYU. He served as a rabbi for 17 years before retiring to Tucson, where he was involved in the family business of commercial real estate, including the El Con and Park Place malls. He was the author of the children’s book “The Lonely Train.”