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Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh BaZeh
Struggling with Jewish Colective Responsibility

Marc Katz

Identity & Responsibility, Text & Thought

We like to say "all of Israel is responsible for one another" but what does that really mean? In this course we will take a close look at the biblical and rabbinic roots of this concept and wrestle with the notion of Jewish collective responsibility? Just how tied are we to the greater Jewish world? What does it really mean to be a "guarantor" for our fellow human being?

Marc Katz

Marc Katz is the Revson Rabbinical intern at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn and is a fourth year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Originally from Barrington RI, Marc received a B.A. from Tufts University. At Tufts, he studied Comparative Religion while serving as the captain of his college swim team. Before entering rabbinical school, Marc worked as a Legislative Assistant for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. At Congregation Beth Elohim, Marc runs a weekly introduction to Judaism class, adult Torah study on Shabbat, a monthly “alternative” service, and a host of other Brooklyn Jews activities.

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