Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, author and newly appointed president’s scholar of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, will speak on “Why Does Israel Matter?” at 6:15 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple at 23737 Fairmount Blvd. in Beachwood.
Beit-Halachmi will lead a question-and-answer session following the lecture. She will also lead a Torah study and a discussion on Judaism, gender and justice at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, May 11.
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Laura Munson at 216-447-9541.