Is the Crisis Over? A conversation on banking at the intersection of Shmita & Economic Justice
5775 is a shmita year. According to the Torah, shmita is a time of sabbatical—a year when land must be left to lie fallow, debts forgiven, and slaves released. Today, we see our society struggling with an environment out of balance, overwhelming debt, workers without sick leave, and massive gaps in wealth and income.
Join us to hear from current and former bank workers and to discuss the issue in light of our sabbatical Torah texts.
- What lessons about economic justice can we learn and apply from the tradition of Shmita?
- How might the principles of Shmita inform our collective actions and individual choices?
- 7 years after the start of the economic downturn, what's the state of the financial sector for borrowers, workers, and the general economy?
Light nosh provided. RSVP to Rachel/JCA (651)632-2184
Co-sponsored by Jewish Community Action and Shir Tikvah