Wisdom Around the World

Year Long Series Starting January 7, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Wisdom from Around the World -
Directly into Your Living Room

There are so many teachers scattered throughout the world from whom we might learn wisdom, inspiration and Torah imagined as broadly as possible. In our new virtual existence, these teachers are as close as our screens. For the next year, BHC will bring thinkers from the corners of the globe to teach us about life, Judaism, and the world.

Find our archives from past sessions here.

Look for updates on future teachers and discussions here and on our Monday and Briefly emails. 

Thursdays at 1:30 pm
Rebroadcast at 7:30 pm


June 24
Susan Silverman – Jerusalem
“Mah Tovu: How Families Saved the Jewish People—and Can Help Save the World”

The "Traditional Family" as we think of it is far from a "Torah Family" which takes its power from openness and variety. This same passion for a welcoming view of family can heal social ills.

Susan Silverman grew up with parents who were, both before and after a devastating loss, atheists. Yet, as a young adult, she shocked everyone who knew her and became a rabbi. What was not surprising, however, was that she built her own big, unwieldy family through both birth and adoption, something she had intended from childhood. With three daughters and two sons (“We produce girls and import boys”), this unique family becomes a metaphor for the world’s contradictions and complexities-a microcosm of the tragedy and joy, hope and despair, cruelty and compassion, predictability and absurdity of this world we all live in. A meditation on identity, faith, and belonging-one that’s as funny as it is moving–Casting Lots will resonate with anyone who has struggled to find their place in the world and to understand the significance of that place.


July 15
Pamela Rae Schuller
“Growing up with Tourette's”

As a teen, Pamela had the worst-diagnosed case of Tourettes in the country, a touch of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and a whole lot of pent-up anger. She spent years depressed, suicidal, and wishing her differences away. Over time, she started looking at her life differently and turned her obstacles and challenges into the very fuel that propels her.

Now an internationally known disability and mental health advocate and professional stand-up comedian, Pamela’s stories of growing up in a body she had no control over are engaging, powerful, a little bit heart-wrenching, and unapologetically funny.


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