10 2018

CBS The Ethics of Exercising Power–Govt, Business, & Personal Relationships

7:15PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Brith Sholom 1190 West Macada Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Contact Tammy Watts

The Ethics of Exercising Power – Government, Business, & Personal Relationships


In the age of #MeToo, clergy abuse, FaceBook information sold/hacked, Citizens United-PACs and the power of the surveillance state – we will take a look at the dynamics of power and how they can affect people on political, social, and deeply personal levels. What does Judaism have to say about how do we avoid the temptation to use power chiefly for our own advantage? How should bosses treat workers? Teachers treat students? Government treat citizens? Companies, doctors, financial institutions treat customers personal information?


Join Rabbi Singer as we delve into Jewish ethical texts, which can shed light on these very complex and pressing issues. Then examine case studies, which will open debate as we supplement from scholars and leaders from all sides on these dilemmas. 


Required text: Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices - Power, edited by                  

        Rabbi Elliot Dorff & Danya Ruttenberg


Dates: Monday evenings following our 7:15pm minyan

October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th

December 3rd, December 10th, December 17th


Sponsor: Congregation Brith Sholom