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Scholar in Residence Shabbat Services with Rabbi Amy Levin
November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Two Jews, Three Opinions, One Thriving Community: A Weekend of Learning and Envisioning with Rabbi Amy Levin
Since ancient days, Jewish tradition has been nudging us (and noodging us) into communal life. From Torah to contemporary sociology, from personal experience to aspirational envisioning, we’ll immerse ourselves in the concept of community over the course of a weekend and emerge with an appreciation for the power of sacred community to shelter us, ward off a sense of isolation, nurture our families and engage our minds and souls.
Friday, November 15
5:45 p.m.: Candle lighting and congregational Shabbat dinner (pre-registration and fee required)
7:00 p.m.: Shabbat Services during which Rabbi Levin will present a D’var Torah exploring the concept of community.
8:00 p.m.: Following services, Rabbi Levin will lead How Does Community Feel? An Experiential Experiment and Discussion.
Saturday, November 16
9:30 a.m.: During services Rabbi Levin will
will lead a Bimah study What the Experts Tell Us About Community. During a light kiddush lunch following Saturday’s services, join Rabbi Levin for a Q&A: What Does Your Dream Community Do? Feel Like? Sound Like? And How Do We Make That Happen?
Rabbi Amy Levin is the founding director of Tzibur Strategies: For Thriving Sacred Communities and Their Leaders and Director of Communal Life at Kibbutz Hanaton, a unique multi-denominational Jewish community in Israel’s Lower Galilee. Rabbi Levin was named Faith Leader of the Year in 2013 by the Rhode Island Council of Churches for her groundbreaking work in bringing together the State’s Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities and serves on the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.
Registration is required for the dinner. All other programs are free and open to the community and do not require registration.