Thursday, April 6, 2017
1PM at Jewish Community Foundation map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)
Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.
Judaism sets lofty goals for us in terms of ethical, ritual, and communal obligations. We are reassured that God expects and mercifully forgives our failures as long as we try our best to practice Judaism with integrity. In this session, we will examine one example from each of the three areas of obligation and discuss strategies to improve our personal practice. Practice does not really make us perfect, but it can help stand upright before God.
Rabbi Danny Nevins is dedicated to exploring the sacred realm of Torah and its intersection with contemporary ethics, culture, and technology. He works at The Jewish Theological Seminary as the Pearl Resnick Dean of the Division of Religious Leadership, encompassing The Rabbinical School, The H.L. Miller Cantorial School, and the Center for Pastoral Education. He is a member of The Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and also of its Executive Council and Joint Placement Commission. Prior to returning to JTS in 2007, Rabbi Nevins was the rabbi of Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, MI for thirteen years. He earned a bachelors degree in history from Harvard College, and his MA and rabbinic ordination from JTS.
Rabbi Nevins writes responsa on topics of contemporary halakhah, essays, prayers, and Torah commentaries, many of which can be viewed on this web site. In addition to teaching at JTS, he lectures around the country, and is an active member of his Jewish community. Whenever possible, he enjoys biking, hiking, canoeing and photographing in the woods, mountains, and lakes. He lives with his family in Manhattan.