Beth Abraham scholar in residence on ‘holy listening’

Beth Abraham Scholar In Residence Weekend

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the first woman ordained as a rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary, will serve as Beth Abraham’s scholar in residence over the weekend of Nov. 3-5.

Eilberg is a peace educator, creating interfaith dialogue programs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and compassionate listening programs around the country.

She is involved in peace and reconciliation efforts between Jews and Palestinians; among Jews, Christians and Muslims; and within the Jewish community.

Nationally known as a leader of the Jewish healing movement, Eilberg lectures and writes about Jewish healing, spiritual direction, and peacemaking.

As a co-founder of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, she has directed the center’s Jewish Hospice Care Program.

Eilberg was the founding co-director of the Morei Derekh Training Program for Jewish Spiritual Direction.

On Friday, Nov. 3, following Kabalat Shabbat at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m., Eilberg will discuss Lech Lecha: Listening for God.

Following a noon kiddush luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 4, she will present Being a Blessing: Compassionate Listening.

Eilberg will offer her final discussion of the weekend on Sunday, Nov. 5, following a 9:30 a.m. brunch. Her topic is Argument for the sake of Heaven, or How Jews should argue.

All lectures are free and open to the public. The cost for the Friday evening Shabbat dinner is $25 for adults, $10 for children under 12.

R.S.V.P. for all events to the synagogue office, at 275-7403.


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