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Torah Learning Nov 4 730PM

10.27 Healing Partnership 2nd CommemorationTorah Study is part of the second year commemoration honoring the lives lost and the people affected by the attack on three Pittsburgh synagogues – Congregation Dor Hadash, New Light Congregation, and Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation – on October 27, 2018 (18 Cheshvan 5779). 



Rabbi Gordon Tucker

Rabbi Gordon Tucker, PhD

Randomness and Moral Agency: Lessons from the Book of Job and Beyond

Rabbi Gordon Tucker, PhD, is Vice-Chancellor for Rabbinic Life and Engagement at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is the Senior Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY, and also a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. His most recent publication is a commentary on Pirkei Avot, part of the Rabbinical Assembly’s Lev Shalem liturgical series.


Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit

Repairing the Soul and the World: Together in Healing and Justice

Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit serves as rabbi at Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia, PA. Visiting Rabbi for Congregation Dor Hadash from 2005-2008, Rabbi Shawn is the co-founder/director with Rabbi Marcia Prager of the Davennen Leader’s Training Institute, and with Rabbi Nadya Gross is the Associate Director for the ALEPH Hashpa’ah (Spiritual Direction) program. He is a liturgical recording and performing artist, a founder of www.menschwork.org , co-editor of “Brother Keepers: New Perspectives in Jewish Masculinity,” and author of “Offerings of the Heart: Money and Values in Faith Community.” Rabbi Zevit serves as co-chair of the clergy caucus of POWER Interfaith PA.


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All sessions will take place on the Zoom platform and will each be 50 minutes in length.  There will be up to two simultaneous sessions offered at each time slot.

Pre-registration for specific sessions is required.  You will be sent a zoom link for each session you register for, 24 hours prior to the session. 

Sessions will take place during six timeslots, on both the English and Hebrew commemorative dates, featuring the following instructors and topics: 

Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00 PM

Hazzan Henry Rosenblum – Using Cantillation to Interpret Torah

Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel – The Hidden Things Belong to HaShem: Accompanying Others Through Loss

Tuesday, October 27 at 1:00 PM

Rabbi Leon Morris – Becoming a Human Torah – In Life and in Death

Rabbi Jack Riemer – A Little Bit of Comfort for Those Who Mourn Today

Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 PM

Rabbi Gordon Tucker – Randomness and Moral Agency: Lessons from the Book of Job and Beyond

Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit – Repairing the Soul and the World: Together in Healing and Justice

Wednesday, November 4 at 8:30 PM

Rabbi Deborah Waxman – Drawing on Jewish Wisdom and Practice to Cultivate Resilience

Rabbi Jonathan Berkun – There is No Place Like Home: Finding Holiness Wherever We Are

Thursday, November 5 at 12:00 PM

Rabbi Rick Jacobs – Pursuing Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Authentic Jewish Practice

Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein – Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

Thursday, November 5 at 1:00 PM

Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz – As Memories Fade: Yizkor and Historical Amnesia

Rabbi Cheryl Klein – More than Zachor (Remember)

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Torah Study – Second Year Commemoration

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 8:20 PM

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Rabbi Amy Bardack

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