ROUTES: A Day of Jewish Learning

Hundreds of people from the Washington-area gathered at the University of Maryland on Nov. 15 for ROUTES: A Day of Jewish Learning, a program co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Maryland Hillel. The day-long event featured more than 70 sessions on Israel, the arts, spirituality, history and sociology.

Rabbi Uri Topolosky teaches "Radical Amazement in a Box of Raisins." Photos provided

Rabbi Uri Topolosky teaches “Radical Amazement in a Box of Raisins.” Photos provided

Joshua Runyan, editorial director for WJW publisher Mid-Atlantic Media, leads a session on Jewish journalism.

Joshua Runyan, editorial director for WJW publisher Mid-Atlantic Media, leads a session on Jewish journalism.

Participants eagerly review the schedule for the day.

Participants eagerly review the schedule for the day.

Rabbi David Shneyer models new Jewish liturgical and interpretive music.

Rabbi David Shneyer models new Jewish liturgical and interpretive music.

Marcus Freed leads participants in a theater exercise during his session, "Be in the Text with Bibliodrama."

Marcus Freed leads participants in a theater exercise during his session, “Be in the Text with Bibliodrama.”

Attendees participate in a "Torah Yoga" session.

Attendees participate in a “Torah Yoga” session.

Shuli Tropp, director of institutional advancement at University of Maryland Hillel, shows off Maryland Hillel swag.

Shuli Tropp, director of institutional advancement at University of Maryland Hillel, shows off Maryland Hillel swag.

Participants learn to drywall during a session on how the community can engage in hands-on work to keep housing affordable.

Participants learn to drywall during a session on how the community can engage in hands-on work to keep housing affordable.

 

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