Pre-Yom Kippur Programs 5781

Judaism, Politics and Policy – Saturday, September 26 at 7:30pm

A text study and conversation with Rabbi Shai Cherry, moderated by Dr. Scott Spitzer.  We will begin this program with Havdalah. You will be able to access this program on Zoom and on Facebook Live.

Rabbi Shai Cherry is the rabbi at Adath Jeshrun in Elkins Park, PA. He holds a doctorate in Jewish Thought and Theology from Brandeis University where he studied with Professor Arthur Green and wrote his dissertation on Jewish responses to Darwinism. He was subsequently ordained from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles. 

Rav Shai wrote the first user-friendly book on Jewish biblical commentary: Torah through Time: Understanding Bible Commentary from the Rabbinic Period to Modern Times. He is also the featured lecturer for The Great Course’s “Introduction to Judaism.” Rav Shai has taught at Vanderbilt University, UCLA, the American Jewish University, and the University of San Diego. 



Kever Avot Memorial Service – Sunday, September 27 10:00am – Noon

Virtual and in-person options: Zoom or Facebook Live and in-person at Harbor Lawn – Mount Olive Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Kever Avot (literally “graves of our ancestors”) refers to the time-honored tradition of visiting the burial sites of loved ones between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We remember their worthy deeds, reconnect with our personal histories and support one another during this ten-day period of awe and reflection.

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