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Special Programs

Rabbi Joshua Trachtenberg Memorial Lecture
Friday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Guest Lecturer: Rabbi Stanley M. Davids
"The Fragile Dialogue" Among Those Who Love Israel

From the earliest days of the State of Israel, when the Reform movement sent Rabbi Joshua Trachtenberg there as part of a fact-finding delegation, American Jews have been concerned about the nature and direction of Israeli society. When The Fragile Dialogue was published by the CCAR Press last year, it showed a different set of concerns, primarily the inability of North American Jews to have civil, meaningful conversations about our profound differences regarding the contemporary State of Israel. This lecture, presented by the book's co-editor, will explore how together we can bridge gaps and heal wounds within our own community.

One Book, One Community Shabbaton
Saturday, January 12
Text: Among the Living, by Jonathan Rabb, a novel about a Holocaust survivor's unconventional journey back to a new normal in 1940s Savannah, Georgia

9:00 a.m.    Text Study
10:30 a.m.   Shabbat Services incorporating themes from the book
12:15 p.m.   Festive Luncheon
1:00 p.m.    Program and Discussion

Rabbi Louis J. Sigel Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14
Guest Scholar: Rabbi David Saperstein

Celebrate the legacy of learning bequeathed to us by Temple Emeth's beloved Rabbi of 32 years. This biennial weekend combines scholarship, prayer, and festive meals so that we may have a deeper sense of our texts and traditions. Rabbi Saperstein is the Director Emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, where he was the voice of the Reform Movement for 40 years in our nation's capital. He is now a Senior Advisor to the URJ for Policy and Strategy. From 2015 to 2-17, Rabbi Saperstein served in the Obama Administration as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

Sat, November 17 2018 9 Kislev 5779