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Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Dr. Sarah Sayeed, and Professor Giovanna Czander

Speaking on her newly-published book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, Rabbi Eilberg will highlight Jewish understandings of conflict and peacebuilding as they apply to interpersonal conflict, interreligious encounter, intra-communal discord, and even international hostilities. Her presentation will be followed by brief talks on resources for peace in Christianity and Islam from Professor Giovanna Czander, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Dominican College and Fordham University, and Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Director of Community Partnerships at the Interfaith Center of NY.



Thu, Oct 23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$5.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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Remembering and Not Remembering the Shoah: A Conversation

How do we deal with painful memory? Traditional Jewish dialogue between past and present has nurtured continuity and community, loyalty and concern for the other in one's midst, but also identification with the victim, with loss, and with the threat of future catastrophe.
Psychologist Emily Kuriloff Psy.D., author of a recent book on the impact of the Shoah on psychoanalytic ideas and therapy, and psychiatrist Michelle Friedman, M.D, director of Pastoral Counseling at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, will use sacred, historical, literary, psychotherapeutic, and personal material to help participants find purposeful space between tragedy and memory.


Mon, Nov 3
7:00 PM
$10.00 Member
$15.00 Nonmember
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Kaddish: Women’s Voices

Any woman who has said Kaddish for a loved one has a story about the often fraught experience of navigating loss and honoring the memory of a loved one while staying true to herself. Join Nessa Rappoport, Shelley Richman Cohen, and Paula Gantz as they share their stories, as they appear in National Jewish Book Award winner Kaddish: Women’s Voices, reflections of 52 women from around the world with editors Barbara Ashkenas and Michal Smart. Book signing and reception to follow.


Mon, Nov 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$5.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives

Join editors Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell and Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer and contributors Blu Greenberg, Rabbi Hara Person, and Dr. Ellen Umansky as they read from and discuss their acclaimed collection of essays. Anne Lamott calls this book “beautiful, profound and deeply touching…a stunning gathering of women, a quilt of rich, wise voices.” Don’t miss this powerful program!


Sun, Dec 7
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$5.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

A Partner in Holiness: Deepening Mindfulness, Practicing Compassion and Enriching our Lives

An Event in Honor of Rabbi Jonathan Slater's New Book, A Partner in Holiness: Deepening Mindfulness, Practicing Compassion and Enriching Our Lives through the Wisdom of R. Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev's Kedushat Levi

Find inspiration for a satisfying life of spiritual practice through the combination of contemporary mindfulness meditation and classical Hasidic spirituality. Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater, mindfulness meditation instructor at the JCC since 2002 and Co-Director of Programs at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, has published two volumes of selections from the beloved Hasidic text Kedushat Levi, by R. Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev in translation with commentaries. Through these teachings he opens up the possibility of developing a life of spiritual practice which will wake us up to the wonders of the world, help us nurture a heart of compassion and sustain us in times of trouble. Through conversation with Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism and former instructor in Makom, he will bring some of the key themes of R. Levi Yitzhak’s teachings, and share a practice with us to prepare for the coming holiday of Hanukkah.

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. The event will be followed by a reception and book sales and signing.



Sun, Dec 14
7:00 PM
Free All
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

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