Abrahamic House Conversation Club and Shabbat Dinner: Birth Rates

Friday, June 21st at 7:00 p.m

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We welcome you to join Abrahamic House DC on Friday, June 21st at 7:00 p.m. for our June Shabbat Conversation Club – where we gather for a meal to discuss issues that matter.

Our conversation club aims to provide a space for individuals with diverse perspectives to come together, share their thoughts, and engage in a respectful and open dialogue. Our goal is to foster understanding, encourage critical thinking and create an environment where participants can express their opinions while respecting the views of others.

This month, we will be discussing the declining birth rates across the world. Last year, the fertility rate in the U.S. hit its lowest point on record, as families increasingly forgo or delay having children. 

This decades-long drop in fertility is raising questions around the world over demographic changes, economic impacts and societal values. It also reflects issues related to cultural and religious shifts, economic pressures, changing family structures and career and contraceptive choices.

In advance of our discussion, we will provide articles sharing diverging perspectives on the topic. Whether you are well-versed in the subject or approaching it for the first time, your insights will contribute to the richness of our discussion. We believe that by exchanging ideas and listening to different perspectives, we can gain a deeper understanding of complex issues.

During Shabbat, we take time to pause, reflect and welcome in the day of rest. We want to re-orient ourselves away from distractions and towards the things that are most important in our lives.

These small discussions intentionally have a limited attendance to promote meaningful dialogue. If you would like to attend this event, please share a bit about your interest in the subject. We will be curating the discussion to prioritize a balance of perspectives and approaches. We will notify you by the Wednesday the week of the event if we can accommodate you.

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