Summer Shabbaton for the Women of Emanu-El
Saturday afternoon and evening, June 8, 2013, 12:30 – 8:00 pmPrivate home in Marin (address provided to registrants)
Kol Ha Neshama - Nurturing our Jewish Souls
Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Rabbi Carla Fenves, and Cantorial Soloist Marsha Attie to explore how we nurture ourselves and nurture one another.
The day will begin with a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Rebecca Ets-Hokin and end with a group dinner. In between will be inspiration in all forms: song, thought provoking discussions, a meditative walk, a worship service in nature, and a musical Havdalah.
Shabbaton cost is $75, which includes lunch, dinner, snacks, and all programming. This is a member-only event and space is limited.
Optional Experience: Join Rabbi Mintz in biking from San Francisco to Marin (with transportation by car, for you and your bike, at the end of the shabbaton). We will leave from the Temple at 11:30 am.
Email Ruth Pepper to sign-up for the bike ride. Carpools will be arranged. Please bring with you a media image(s) of a Jewish woman that has positively or negatively affected your self-image.
Register by June 4
Annual Men’s Retreat in honor of Rabbi Stephen S. Pearce
Sunday, June 9, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Guild Hall, register by June 5
Retreat cost is $50, this is a member-only event
This retreat, Kabbalah, Science, and Loving one's neighbor: The Remarkable Story of a Best Selling Hebrew book and its author, will feature Scholar-in-Residence Dr. David Ruderman, Director of the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic studies, University of Pennsylvania.
The popularity of Sefer ha-Brit—The Book of the Covenant, widely read by modern Jews, is reflected in its forty editions spanning two centuries, including three Yiddish and six Ladino translations. Part scientific encyclopedia, part manual of mystical ascent, and part plea to Jews to embrace a universal ethics, the work was widely influential in an era of radical change and internal debate for Jews as well as for others. The amazing popularity of the author, the eastern European Jew Pinhas Hurwitz (1765-1821), stemmed from his kabbalistic pedigree. He offered his readers an exciting compendium of scientific knowledge they could read in their holy language under the pretext that its acquisition fulfilled their highest spiritual goals. The reception of The Book of the Covenant among modern Jewish readers allows us to understand more profoundly the ways in which a traditional society absorbed and creatively adopted aspects of modern science and cosmopolitanism. The book and its author open a wonderful window in studying the complex interplay of tradition, science, and inter-group relations in the modern era.
Local organic fruit salad
Fresh toasted bagels served with cream cheese, smoked trout, tomatoes, avocados, homemade cherry jam
Summer Vegetable Frittata
Chickpea Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes
Roasted Summer Vegetables
Tossed Green Salad
Assorted breads & cheese
Fruit & Cookies
Register by June 5
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