Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, 12:00 – 2:00 PM,

Keneseth Israel Reform Congregation, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.

A Study Session with Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg –
“Who Do You Invite to your Sukkah?: Stories of Strangers and Friends and Everyone in Between”
Who is a stranger? What does a stranger have to teach us? What does “to love the stranger” mean? Sheila shared teachings and several personal stories about meeting strangers and what she learned. Then she guided us to explore our own stories with each other.

  • We enjoyed the company of your colleagues as we decompressed from the High Holidays over a kosher, dairy lunch!
  • We celebrated the Board of Rabbis by installing the new Executive Committee and honored those who recently served at the first “Annual Meeting” of the BOR in several years.

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg served as a congregational rabbi for seventeen years. She has also worked in the fields of Jewish community relations, Jewish education and Hillel. She has published widely on such topics as feminism, spiritual direction, parenting, social justice and mindfulness from a Jewish perspective and has contributed commentaries to Kol HaNeshama, the Reconstructionist prayer book. She is the author of Surprisingly Happy: An Atypical Religious Memoir and has released the CD, Preparing the Heart: Meditations for Jewish Spiritual Practice. Rabbi Weinberg has taught mindfulness meditation and yoga to rabbis, Jewish professionals and lay people in the context of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She serves as a spiritual director to a variety of Jewish clergy including students and faculty at HUC-JIR in New York.

We enjoyed seeing you in the Sukkah!