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Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin

Fri April 27, 2018 - Sun April 29, 2018

Co-Sponsored by Mount Zion’s Brotherhood

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin is one of American Judaism’s most-published and most-quoted thought leaders. Ever since his first book, Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim The Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Jewish Lights Publishing), Rabbi Salkin has been known for his writing, teaching and activism. He spends his waking hours pondering and teaching about such questions as: “What is the Jewish mission in the world today?” “Why is Zionism a problematic word for so many people?” “How can we help non-Jews find role models in Jewish history?” and “How do we make Judaism meaningful to teens?”

To RSVP for Friday morning’s clergy and community public breakfast “Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Anti-Semitism”, 9-10:30 am, click here.

During Shabbat Services (7:30 pm): Where do Modern Men Fit into Modern Judaism?

A “real” talk for all men and the people who love them.
During services, Phil Goldman will be recognized as Brotherhood’s “Mensch of the Year”.


Shabbat Lunch and Learn (approximately noon) : Anti-Semitism: The Oldest Ism

How does anti-Semitism intersect with the scourges of Islamophobia and racism? How is anti-Semitism unique among the ‘isms’ in church and state? How does anti-Semitism manifest itself on the left and on the right of the political spectrum? How are cultural norms shifting and why should that concern you as an American?

Havdalah (8:00 pm):  Fixing the Broken Hallelujah: The Music of Leonard Cohen 

Our Host Committee (in formation)
Adam Bahr​, Steve Chortek and Erin Stein, Tal Dror​, Shaked Danai & Charley Smith​ , Rich Hefferan & Amy Kampf, Sarah McVicar​, and Harper Moore ​invites you to a special evening

A poetic and musical look at the Jewish meaning behind Leonard Cohen’s music. Cantor Strauss-Klein will lead all in singing. We will begin with Havdalah, desserts, and drinks. $10/person Register


For Religious School families and all interested (10:00-11:30 am): “My Theme is God”: Putting the Mitzvah into B’nei Mitzvah

Salkin’s most popular book is “Putting God on the Guest List,” a book we give to all B’nei Mitzvah families. Come learn why!

For Teens and all interested (12:30-1:45 pm): How to talk about Israel with your friends  

It sometimes feels complicated to talk about Israel in light of current events. Listen, learn, and discuss. $5/person includes Noodles & Co. Lunch. Register

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Fri April 27, 2018
Sun April 29, 2018
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