Monday, November 23, 2020 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
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Marty Paley 
New England Region FJMC 


Hearing Men’s Voices Virtually (HMVV): Me vs We

Dedicated to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l
Monday, November 23 2020, 8:00 pm

Online Via Zoom

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Our teacher Hillel famously said “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now when?” (Pirkei Avot 1:4). How should we, as Jewish men, interpret this in today’s divided country and world? Are we islands unto ourselves or do we have a collective responsibility to our fellows? And to whom are we responsible? To our family? To the secular community? To the Jewish community?

As Jewish men, we are pulled in many directions, secular as well as religious. Should we be concerned with only Jewish issues? The Talmud states, "Kol yisrael arevim zeh bazeh. All of Israel are responsible for each other." However, our children and grandchildren challenge us for being too insular and parochial. Should we be more concerned with larger issues, such as climate change and social justice for our most vulnerable populations?

The Me-We challenge was articulated nearly 60 years ago by JFK in his inaugural address, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” His call was for unselfish service to make our country better by putting aside selfish goals. But is it selfish to ask, "Who will be for me?"

This HMVV will explore these issues. Be prepared to share your thoughts and feelings. We look forward to hearing your voice.

Recommended (but not required) reading - Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z''l. Rabbi Sacks passed a way last week and this session is dedicated to him.

Reminder, that as in all HMV sessions, what is said in this room stays here. This is a safe place to express your feelings and thoughts.

We are asking you to speak from your heart. Please join us by Zoom on November 23 at 8 pm. This session was developed by Martin Paley, Steve Broder, and Bob Braitman. They, and others if needed, will facilitate the sesson. You will need to register below to receive Zoom instructions.
Hearing Men's Voices (HMV) is an FJMC program that builds male relationships and extends Jewish community. Skilled facilitators build community among men through dialogue in small group conversations.

Register Now!Registration is free but required for attendance. You will get information on the Zoom meeting when you register.