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Sunday, January 14 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Learn to Radically Transform Divisive Issues by Asking the Right Questions!

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Are our brains wired to disagree? Is the Red/Blue divide and our evolutionary need for conflict inevitable? Dr. René Levy and Amy Paquette will engage participants to look deeply at our “emotional brain," and explore how our political positions are the result of deeply felt moral choices. We will learn to avoid “zero-empathy,” and to actively listen and create a community that is strong, caring, pluralistic, and respectful—the perfect Limmud community. In the age of Trump, learn meaningful tools that can trick our brains into answering “yes” to Cain’s question to G-d, after his murder of Abel—“Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Presenters
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Rene Levy

René H. Levy, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutics and Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He served as department chair for 26 years, published 330 research articles and several books on the treatment of epilepsy, and received several scientific awards. Dr. Levy has applied his neuroscience background to understand divisiveness and fracturing of the American Jewish community around... Read More →
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Amy Paquette

Amy Paquette moved to Seattle from Montana in 1996. After completing her BA at Gonzaga University, she immediately started working in the nonprofit field. Passionate about ideas, creative solutions, and changing the world, Amy worked for over 10 years at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle as the Director of Community Engagement, where she met Dr... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Aurora (South)