Learning/Lab

Learning/Lab is a hub of Jewish learning where there’s something for everyone: traditional Jewish learning, mystical studies, Jewish literature or politics, along with classes that go beyond the page!

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Problem(s) of Meaning: What the Wandering Path of a Wayward Rabbi Means for You

Feb. 24, and March 3rd, 7 pm - on Zoom

In this memoir-as-teaching Rabbi Josh will share his journey from rabbi to non-religious & non-observant Jew as a way to examine what it means to be Jewish in the modern world.  Weaving together theology, personal narrative, philosophy, Jewish stories and core texts, Rabbi Josh will explore the challenges we face in forging an authentic 21st century Jewish identity.  

Register for Problem(s) of Meaning Class


Check back here soon for more art classes, cooking events, and other experiential learning.   

We aim to be a platform for the many talented, knowledgeable people in Portland’s Jewish community to share their stuff! Have something you’d like to teach? Have an idea for a class or a teacher you know you’d like us to bring in?  Drop us a line at rabbijosh@colabpdx.org.

Rabbi Josh is developing Co/Lab’s learning along with Professor Natan Meir, head of Jewish Studies at Portland State University ( www.natanmeir.com), Cara Abrams, Jewish educator (and Executive Director of the East Side Jewish Commons), author and ritual innovation expert David Feder, and Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem, artist, curator of womenofthebook.org, (and Director of Co/Lab’s Art/Lab)

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