Talmud Torah of St. Paul

Where critical thinking
and Jewish values intersect


January 9 - February 27, 2019

A collaborative program bringing together Jewish high school students from across St. Paul for fun, food, friendship, community-building, and learning. Each session includes dinner and electives ranging from Judaism and science to Jewish history to Torah study.

Meets at Mt. Zion Temple, Wednesday evenings from 5:45 - 7:30 pm.

TRI II 2019 Electives

Speak Truth to Power: How To Fix a Broken World

In this course we will look at stories and documents of people who courageously stood up to oppressive authority, from biblical times, through the Shoah (Holocaust), and on to the present. Students will create scenarios and tweets based on these models to help them more effectively and courageously stand up against tyranny and cruelty today. Taught by Rabbi Yosi Gordon.

Where Is Home and How Did I Get There?

Students will follow the journey of Jews from around the world and how, when, and why they found their way to Israel. What brought them there? When did they arrive and why? Hear their stories, struggles and triumphs and how they have preserved and influenced Israel, from the Biblical Era to the present day. Taught by Dr. Arie Zmora.

Judaism and Science… Through a Jewish Lens

I want to know God’s thoughts… the rest is details. - Albert Einstein
In this course, we will look at different scientific issues. Science is concerned with things we CAN do, but as Jews, we want to know what we SHOULD do. Looking at these issues and ethical dilemmas through a Jewish lens may open our minds about the way we think and look at things. Taught by Barry Golob.

Israel… What Do You Know… What Do You WANT to Know?

Let’s talk to an Israeli! This elective is based on input from students' interests and inquisitive minds. Learn about these Israelis and their connection to Israel. Facilitated by Tal Dror and Habonim Dror members Hannah, Ariel, and Mina.

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