10:00 a.m. — Shabbat morning service
11:30 a.m. (approximately) — light lunch
Noon (approximately) — Discussion of the book Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork, a young adult novel that tells the story of 17-year old Marcelo Sandoval, a boy with Asperger-like characteristics who seeks guidance and mentorship from a local rabbi. The discussion will be facilitated by Jasper Hardin, Sarah McVicar, and Joan Ostrove and will include the perspectives of Jewish autistic people. Complimentary copies of the book are available at Julie Beckman’s desk in the clergy office.