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Resilience and meaning in times of crisis set as theme of summer Lay Leadership Retreat

We will study the core values of our tradition regarding wealth, human need, and ultimate values in a time of unprecedented economic upheaval and uncertainty
Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmiis the Inaugural Senior Rabbi of Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation in Baltimore, MD. She is a well-known rabbi, speaker, author, teacher and institutional leader. Ordained at HUC-JIR in New York, Rabbi Sabath also earned a Ph.D. at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Deeply committed to pluralism, Rabbi Sabath has served congregations in the Reform movement, the Conservative movement and non-denominational synagogues including Shirat HaYam on Nantucket Island for over a decade. She also serves as a


The 29th annual Shalom Hartman Institute Lay Leadership Summer Retreat, set for July 1-8, 2009, will be on the theme, “Crisis and Uncertainty: Paradigms of Resilience & Meaning.”
Given that we are living in a time of unprecedented economic upheaval and uncertainty, our summer program will respond to the reality in which we live. We will study the core values of our tradition regarding wealth, human need, and ultimate values. We will also probe how Jewish visionaries of the past have responded to moments of crisis and what their responses and texts teach us about the origins of Jewish optimism. Our paradigmatic texts will include the Bible, the Talmud, the Zohar, post-Holocaust theology, and modern Zionist literature. 
The study sessions will be led by the faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute, including David Hartman, Donniel Hartman, Alfredo Borodowski, Melila Hellner-Eshed, Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, and Noam Zion, as well as visiting scholars including David Ellenson.
The Lay Leadership Summer Retreat is a weeklong study seminar that takes place each year on the beautiful Hartman Institute campus in the heart of Jerusalem. The retreat brings together leaders of all denominations from across North America to address critical contemporary challenges facing Judaism and the State of Israel.  
For more information, click here, or contact Program Coordinator Meirav Fishman at [email protected] , 972.2.567.5301. To register now, click here.                 

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