Monday, March 27, 2017
2:00 PM at The New Shul map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)
Rabbi Amy Eilberg
We live in times that are unsettled at best. We are surrounded with polarized conflict, political upheaval, and fear about resurgent anti-Semitism. Where in our tradition can we turn for help in navigating these times with a measure of balance and wisdom? In this session, we will study texts from the Mussar tradition, reflecting on middot (soul traits) that can support our desire to live righteous lives, in the difficult times.
Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She serves as the director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Communities Program, helping synagogues and Jewish organizations place the pursuit of peace in interpersonal relationships at the center of their communal mission. Rabbi Eilberg also serves as a spiritual director and interfaith activist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in March 2014. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2016.