HUC-JIR provides Reform Jewish students studying abroad from American and Canadian universities at the Hebrew University Rothberg International School with opportunities to increase their interest, knowledge, and connection to Reform Judaism. “Midrash and a Meal” is a program designed to give students easy access to Reform Judaism on their campus while living in Jerusalem. The program consists of a meal and then discussion on a topic of interest with a rabbi or rabbinical student. A semester-long film series addressed issues at the heart of Reform Jewish thought through a combination of Jewish text study and film clips from popular movies, which exposed students to elements of Israeli culture The hope of the program is that by providing exciting, relevant Jewish text study from a Reform perspective, students will continue to deepen their connection to Reform Judaism while in Israel.
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