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Shabbat Shalem w/Dr. Elie Holzer

January 30, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 7:00 pm

Shabbat Shalem with Dr. Elie Holzer — January 29-30, 2016
Dr. Elie Holzer serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Bar-Ilan University Churgin School of Education and as assistant editor of the International Journal of Jewish Education Research.  Dr. Holzer holds a BA in psychology and Jewish thought from Bar-Ilan University, and an MA and PhD in Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University.  He is the author of numerous publications in education and Jewish thought.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Elie Holzer to Beth Israel this month for a Shabbat Shalem. There will be several opportunities to learn together, including a catered Shabbat dinner.

To sign up for Shabbat dinner, followed by a class with Dr. Elie Holzer please register on our website or through the office.  RSVP by Tuesday night, January 26 – Dinner fills up quickly, please register early! $10 per child, student, & young professional, $18 per adult, $50 maximum per family

Friday, January 29
5:15 p.m. Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat
6:15  p.m.  Shabbat dinner at CBI
7:30 p.m. When the Little Prince meets the Sfat Emet: Venues for an Intelligible and Practice based Jewish Spirituality
Modern societies have generated new questions, new needs and a wide range of new explorations in people’s search for meaningful and accountable spirituality. We explore what a practice based Jewish spirituality might look like by bringing into conversation a few of Antoine de St. Exupery’s insights (in his Little Prince) with teachings from R. Yehudah Arieh Leib Alter (1847-1905), the leader of the Ger Hasidim and a leading figure among Polish Jewry.

Saturday, January 30
10:45 a.m. Sermon: “Panim bePanim”:  The Visage of Revelation
The Torah describes God’s speaking at Sinai as a “face to face with you”. What might this indicate about the human face? What kind of gaze does this invite for? What ways to engage the divine might this open?
7:00 p.m. Melaveh Malka Tisch “Song is Being”
We integrate soulful singing of Shabbat love/prayer songs, niggunim and short teachings. The latter draw on the recent Shabbat Torah portion and also serve to assist participants to explore singing as a spiritual activity. People who play music by ear are welcome to bring their acoustic musical instruments.



January 30, 2016
10:45 am - 7:00 pm


Congregation Beth Israel


Congregation Beth Israel
1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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