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Sunday, February 22 • 11:00am - 11:45am
L'Chayim! The Story of Jews and Booze: What Does Judaism Say About Drinking Alcohol?

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To drink or not to drink—that is the question. So many of Judaism's most sacred moments are marked with wine. With Purim just around the corner (one of the holidays where Jewish drinking often occurs to excess), it is time to ask why alcohol and sacred Jewish moments go together like peanut butter and jelly. If so, then how much is too much? What does our tradition teach about drinking alcohol? Together, we will explore thousands of years of Jewish wisdom on the subject and you will leave feeling drunk with information and inspiration.

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Jonathan Berkun

Rabbi, Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
Rabbi Jonathan Berkun has served as the spiritual leader of the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center since 2007. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, a Past President of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the National Rabbinic Cabinet for Israel Bonds, the National Council for AIPAC, and JNF’s Rabbis for... Read More →

Sunday February 22, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 124