Cultivating Trust: Exploring the Writings of Etty Hillesum
April 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmSuggested Donation: $18
A virtual event presented by Rabbi Dorothy Richman
ABOUT THIS EVENT: In this time of pandemic and social disruption, is it wise or naive for us to trust? We’ll explore the experience of trust by looking at the writings of Etty Hillesum, a Dutch woman in her late twenties living in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Etty’s journals and letters have been called “the most spiritually significant documents of our age.” Who was this young woman and what is the impact of her writings in our Jewish communities today? Together, we will examine what gets in the way of trust and how to cultivate it, even in the direst of circumstances.
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Dorothy Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center and is a founding faculty member of the Romemu Yeshiva in New York City. Her teaching integrates Jewish text, practice, ritual and music to help students connect to themselves, to each other, to the Divine, and to their communities.