Sarah Peltzman Educational Series 2020-2021 – Video Archives

Unit 1 – Alan Edelman

Topic: “Am I My Brothers’ Keeper? A Jewish Social Justice Response to Black Lives Matter”

Oct 15, 22, 29, and Nov 5, 2020

On Oct 22nd, we are delighted to have Gwendolyn Grant, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, as our instructor for this week’s Sarah Peltzman Education class. Gwen will present on racial disparities and social justice.    

Unit 1 – Dan Margolies, Guest Speaker

Topic: “How the Baal Shem Tov Transformed Jewish Life.”

Dan’s Bio: Dan Margolies is editor in charge of health news and legal affairs at KCUR, the public radio station in Kansas City. Dan joined KCUR in April 2014. In a long and varied journalism career, he has worked as a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star and Reuters. In a previous life, he was a lawyer. He has also worked as a media insurance underwriter and project development director for a video production firm.
Dan was born in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Kansas City with his family when he was eight years old after his father became senior rabbi of Beth Shalom Congregation. He majored in philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis and holds law and journalism degrees from Boston University.
He is a two-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism and the recipient of numerous first-place awards from the Missouri Press Association, Kansas City Press Club and the Association of Area Business Publications.
Dan and his wife Deborah Salkov are the proud parents of three children and the proud grandparents of five grandchildren, one of whom observed his bar-mitzvah in Pittsburgh last month.

Unit 2 – Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda

Topic: “Difficult Texts in the Tanakh; How We Face and Frame the Texts that Make Us Squirm”

Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, and Feb 18, 2021

View the Jan 7th video HERE.

View the Jan 14th video HERE

View the Jan 21st video HERE

Unit 2 –  David Helfand, Guest Speaker

Topic: “Amnesia Torah: Forgetting the Torah and Remembering Ourselves”

Feb 4, 2021

Click HERE for the PowerPoint. 

Click HERE for the video. 

Unit 3 – Rabbi David Glickman

Topic: “Great Arguments: How the Jewish Methods of Disagreement are What the World Needs Now”

Apr 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021

View the April 8th video HERE

View the April 15th video HERE.

View the April 22nd video HERE. View the handout HERE.

View the April 29th video HERE

Unit 3 – Pete Cabell, Guest Speaker

Topic: “Mitzvot of Speech”

May 6, 2021

Click HERE for the video. 

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