Rabbi Drew Kaplan was a speaker at the Moishe House of Orange County twice in the last few weeks. Speaking on October 17th, Rabbi Drew led a text-based discussion on the concept of Jewish chosenness, focussing on the primary Biblical texts relating to the specialness of the relationship the Jews have with God.
On November 7th, Rabbi Drew joined up with Temple Bat Yahm’s Rabbi Gersh Zylberman for a for a discussion (or, as it was billed, “a Rabbi Battle”) on Jewish views of Creation. Both rabbis opened with comments on perceptions of the Creation story at the beginning of the Book of Genesis and fielded questions.
Moishe House Orange County, which has been in existence for over three years, is located in Costa Mesa, and is focused on providing a place for the 20-something Jewish community to socialize and meet other local Jews. Moishe House’s mission is to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for young adults around the world by supporting leaders in their 20’s as they create vibrant home-based Jewish communities. Rabbi Drew previously spoke at the Moishe House in September.