TBE Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

06 Feb 2015 - 08 Feb 2015 | 07:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Place : Temple Beth El 350 Roxbury Road Stamford, CT 06902

Temple Beth El is pleased to welcome Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin as its scholar-in-residence during the weekend of February 6 – 8.

Rabbi Salkin is recognized as one of the most thoughtful Jewish writers and teachers of his generation. He has helped people of all ages find spiritual meaning in both the great and small moments in life. A noted author whose work has appeared in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and the Congressional Record, Rabbi Salkin is editor of A Dream of Zion: American Jews Reflect on Why Israel Matters to Them; and author of Being God’s Partner: How to Find the Hidden Link Between Spirituality and Your Work; and Righteous Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Role Models for Sacred Relationships, among other books.

Friday evening (following services at 7 pm)

Israel without Apology. What do we need to know to be able to have a conversation about Israel? How can we equip our teens to be able to talk about Israel when they get to college?

Saturday morning (services at 9:30 am)

What They Never Taught Us in Religious School. What are Judaism’s most controversial teachings and why don’t we talk about them more?

Saturday afternoon (at the free Kiddush lunch)

The Gods Are Broken: The legend of Abraham breaking his father’s idols is Judaism’s most famous (non-biblical) story. Do Jews still have the courage to break contemporary idols?

Sunday morning (10:30 am)

Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Smashing the idols of the 21st Century. For 5th – 7th grade students and their parents.

The Scholar-in-Residence Program at TBE is sponsored by Penny z’l and Michael Horowitz in loving memory of Bessie Silver z’l and Millie Reiss z’l.

We have temporarily closed the synagogue and all in-person prayer services and meetings have been canceled until further notice.
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