Community Learning @ The Well

Contemporary Issues

Ever more fast-paced and complicated, we experience and look out on the world with questions and concerns. How can I understand the changes and challenges facing society? What is my responsibility to my community and country, to the people and planet? Jewish tradition offers a lens for seeing the world and a Pathway for living in it.


Civil Rights Journey | Travel With Rabbi Alexander Davis
March 10-13, 2019

Tour the National Human and Civil Rights Museum; explore The Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and Lynching Memorial; walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge and more.

For more information on this meaningful travel opportunity, contact Rabbi Davis


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the 2018 Election But Were Afraid to Ask!
Sunday, October 28 | With Professor David Schultz; Hamline University

Join us as we ponder, and prepare for, the upcoming mid-term elections.




Bridging the Political Divide
Sunday, November 18 | 10:00 am

With Professor William Doherty; University of Minnesota



The Penalty – A Documentary on Capital Punishment
Thursday, December 13 | 7:00 pm

Join us for a screening of the film The Penalty.
A Q & A will follow with Steve Kaplan


Scholar In Residence – Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg   
February 1-3, 2019

Rabbi in Residence of Avodah, Danya Ruttenberg joins us to explore the Jewish roots of Social Justice.


A Day in the Life: A Walking Tour of Homelessness in Minneapolis
Spring 2019

An educational walking tour led by community educators who have experienced homelessness.


Conversations on Social Justice
Gathering monthly following Shabbat lunch
With Guest Facilitators

Beginning in October, we will gather monthly for conversations on a variety of social justice topics:

  • Hunger and Food Insecurity
  • Immigration
  • Affordable Housing

Watch for dates for the Social Justice Book Club!


For more information on any of these programs, please contact Liz Rappaport at or 952.873.7314.