Come join us for a Scholar-in-Residence weekend looking at “Scientifically Grounded Judaism” at Temple Israel of Long Beach.

Friday Night: How Do We Talk About Science and Religion?

For centuries, religion provided answers for our ancestors to all of life’s questions. But as modern Jews, we usually look to science to tell us where we came from, who we are, or even how we should act. So how should we look at, think about and talk about the relationship between science and religion in today’s world?

Saturday: There Are Places I Remember — How Memory Works, and How It Doesn’t
As Jews, we constantly recall the past and seek to bring it into the present, and this Shabbat is “Shabbat Zachor,” the “Shabbat of Memory.” So what do current scientific findings say about the way memory works? Why do we remember some things and not others? Is memory an accurate record of the past — and how does that question shape who we are?

Sunday: Go With The “Flow” — Using Science and Judaism to Find (and Create) More Happiness and Joy

What’s the difference between “happiness” and “joy”? Why are we so bad at predicting (and doing) what will make us happy? And how can Judaism and Jewish tradition give us more fulfillment in our lives?