Friday, February 20, 2015

Torahs Taps and Taboos

On Tuesday, February 17, NextGen and Moishe House teamed up to host “Torah on Tap”, a new discussion series that brings young adults together to indulge in Jewish learning and local beer. Torah on Tap isn’t your bubbe’s Sunday school class. The exciting and innovative series explores interesting, relevant, and taboo Jewish topics, led by a resident rabbi/educator of the month. 

More than 60 young adults from all throughout San Diego congregated at the Coronado Brewing Company Tasting Room to kick off the series. Rabbi Brad Greenstein led an engaging discussion on love, relationships, and sexuality. Rabbi Brad Greenstein spoke about the importance of self-love before loving someone else; sex as a form of communication and connection; and the expression of trust between partners through a Jewish lens.

After the rabbi spoke, attendees were encouraged to visit flip charts that were spread throughout the room, each featuring different questions relating to the theme of the night. For instance, two popular flip charts that people gravitated towards, gathered around, and conversed at, featured the questions of ‘How do you love yourself?’ and ‘What’s the relationship between sexuality and spirituality?’

“I am thrilled that we were able to partner with Moishe House to create a social and Jewish educational event series,” said Danny Fleischer, NextGen Manager, “It’s incredible to witness so many young adults with a thirst for beer and passion for Torah convening to further their Jewish learning. I can’t wait to deliver future Torah on Tap events, as we have a list of interesting and exciting Jewish topics to explore.”

Stay tuned for more information on the next Torah on Tap Series. 

Click here to view photos from the event.