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Scholar-in-Residence Program and Shabbat Dinner

May 19, 2023 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm


Scholar-in-Residence Program and Shabbat Dinner

Friday, May 19 – Saturday, May 20

With Rabbi Jonathan Jaffee Bernhard, Executive Director, Jewish Initiative for Animals

Friday, May 19

5:45 p.m.: Shabbat Dinner (with meat and vegan options)

    • Stuffed Chicken or Stuffed Pepper
    • Mandarin Orange Salad
    • Red Roasted Potatoes
    • Grilled Mixed Vegetables
    • Challah
    • Apple Kugel

7:00 p.m.: Shabbat services with Rabbi Greenspan and Cantor Apt

8:00 p.m.: Gourmet Dessert Oneg sponsored by the Adult Education Committee

8:15 p.m.: Friday night discussion with Rabbi Bernhard about Animal Welfare not Warfare: A brief look at the foundation of Jewish Animals Ethics

Saturday, May 20

9:30 a.m.: Shabbat services with Rabbi Greenspan and Cantor Apt. D’var Torah by Rabbi Jonathan Bernhard

12:00 p.m.: Kiddush Luncheon sponsored by the Adult Education Committee

12:30 p.m.: Discussion with Rabbi Bernhard about From Vegans to Carnivores: A brief exploration as to how this most basic of Jewish dietary laws developed.

Rabbi Jonathan Jaffee Bernhard

After 25 years as a pulpit Rabbi, Rabbi Jonathan Bernhard decided it was time for a change and of a different way of serving the Jewish community while following his passions. Among other areas, Jonathan now works as the Executive Director of the Jewish Initiative for Animals, raising awareness about our sacred obligations to the other animals with whom we share this world. He is a past president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, the co-founder of the Valley Chevra Kadisha, and the vice chair of the Sandra Caplan Community Beit Din. He and his wife Laurie live in the San Fernando Valley. They have three grown sons, two small dogs and four noisy chickens.

Jewish Initiative for Animals website

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May 19, 2023
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
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Beth Shalom Congregation
8070 Harriet Tubman Lane
Columbia, MD 21044 United States
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