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Special Shabbat Guest at Temple Chai – Dr. Rachel Korazim
October 20 - October 22
Dr. Rachel Korazim
Temple Chai is pleased to welcome Dr. Rachel Korazim for a special Shabbat Weekend. Please visit www.templechai.com or call 602.971.1234 for more information.
Friday, October 20, 6:15 pm ~ Kabbalat Shabbat ~ Anochi – Israeli Writers Talk to God
Sunday, October 22, 10:30 am ~ The Birth of the Silver Platter – Israel, 1947: Among the many beautiful literary works created in Israel, there are a few that acquired an iconic position. Of those, Alderman’s: “The Silver Platter”, is in a unique position as the ritual text of commemoration for soldiers fallen for the defense of the state. It is recited in ceremonies all over Israel every Yom Hazikaron and is included in many siddurim. This session will explore the circumstances and events that brought about the composition of this outstanding text. They are all to be found within often forgotten, yet very dramatic three weeks of the early days of the state. After unveiling the secrets of its creation, we shall study the poem in depth uncovering references to the past and prophetic visions of the future for the State of Israel.
About Dr. Korazim
Rachel is a freelance Jewish education consultant specializing in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education.
Until 2008 she had been the Academic Director of Distance Learning programs at the JAFO Department of Education.
Born in Israel, she had served in the I.D.F. as an officer in the central training base for women and was later, a member of the I.D.F. delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa University with a Ph.D. in Jewish education. Rachel had a vast experience in Jewish education both in Israel and the Diaspora. As one of the founders and directors of a special program for soldiers from a disadvantaged background, she was responsible for creating the educational framework and training teachers for the implementation of the program.
Since her first Shlichut to Canada where she was the head of JAFI delegation from (1985-1988) she is involved with Jewish education worldwide; creating and implementing in-service training programs for educators, writing educational materials, counseling and teaching. Rachel is familiar, through many visits, with the Jewish education communities of the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Since 1990 she has invested a lot of her time and energy in helping the emerging Jewish schools of Hungary.