ALEPH: The Institute of Jewish Ideas is a new community-wide Jewish learning initiative, supported by a community donor through their family fund at the Jewish Community Foundation, co-sponsored by the Mandell JCC and UConn Judaic Studies. The Institute will choose an annual theme and invites agencies and synagogues in the community to sponsor high-level educational programming that connects to this annual theme. The 2019-2020 theme is Home and Exile. Jewish community organizations are encouraged to plan educational events (lectures, book discussions, film screenings, etc.) around this theme. Programs may examine concepts such as Jewish life in America, Immigration, Diaspora, the Israel/America relationship, Jewish refugees, Jewish politics, and the Jewish home, as well as broader topics such as exile, redemption, and more.


For more information contact Avi Patt,

Aleph Participation Application






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