Diversity in the Jewish Community  – Rabbah Dr. Rona Matlow | Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30 pm CT (online)

This course will explore various Jewish diversity topics including sex/gender/sexuality, disability, White Supremacy and the church/Church, historical streams of Judaism and modern streams of Judaism and how this all comes together in Jewish communal life. This course will be evaluated through course participation, short writing assignments to assess reading synthesis and two larger writing assignments – a midterm and a final. There will be no closed-book examinations during this course. There will also be periodic in-class presentations of various types, as well as class discussions to aid in comprehension of the course materials. 

 Text: Julia Watts Belser, Loving Our Own Bones: Disability Wisdom and the Spiritual Subversiveness of Knowing Ourselves Whole, plus additional materials to be assigned