(SOLD OUT) Robots at the Seder: Passover and the Exodus in Science Fiction


Sunday, April 7, 2024    
7:00pm - 8:30pm

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As Passover draws near, join an out-of-this-world evening with Beth El’s Rabbi Josh, the “Sci-Fi Rabbi,” at the Lehrhaus (425 Washington St., Somerville). The class will begin with a close and dramatic reading of a classic Isaac Asimov robot story that contrasts the ancient text of the Exodus with modern themes, including the ethics (and perils) of AI. We will also explore a contemporary short story on Passover’s evolving rituals as humanity reaches for the stars. Be sure to bring your own ways to engage the next generation at this year’s seder!

Tickets start at $10 and utilize a pay-what-you-can model. Click here to purchase and get more information on location and parking.

Rabbi Josh Breindel serves as the rabbi of Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley. He holds master’s degrees in Jewish Studies and Jewish Education from Hebrew College, where he was ordained in 2009. As “The Rabbi on the Radio,” he offers weekly reflections and music on Chagigah (WERS). As “The Sci-Fi Rabbi,” he blends ancient Jewish thought with modern speculative fiction in sermons, articles, and an open monthly book group. See bethelsudbury.org for upcoming meetings.