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Beth David Scholars in Residence: Preparing the Heart, Mind, and Soul for the High Holy Days

Posted by challahbackgirl on September 17, 2011

Adult Education Visiting Scholars Weekend
Preparing the Heart, Mind, and Soul
for the High Holy Days
with Rabbi Amy Eilberg and Dr. Louis Newman
September 24 and 25, 2011
Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, Ca 

 Compassion: a Key to Teshuvah (Repentance)
Saturday, September 24 drash during the Shabbat service
Rabbi Eilberg, the first female Conservative rabbi, shows that compassion is a key ingredient of teshuvah. She reveals the centrality of compassion – toward both self and others – in our inner work during the Days of Awe.

Turning and Returning: Finding Our Way on the Path of Teshuvah
The following three sessions on Saturday and Sunday are based on Dr. Newman’s new book Repentance: The Meaning & Practice of Teshuvah:

Turning and Returning: Where are we going?
Saturday, September 24 after Kiddush lunch at about 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Louis Newman, professor of Religious Studies at Carleton College, helps us explore where we are going. We know what teshuvah is … or do we? Discover new ways to understand repentance and its power in our lives.

Turning and Returning: How do we get there?
Saturday, September 24, 9:00 – 10:30 p.m. preceding Selichot
Rabbi Pressman discusses how to get there. We all need help with the difficult work of teshuvah. Learn to cultivate the qualities of self-reflection.

Turning and Returning: How do we overcome obstacles?
Sunday, September 25, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Newman discusses how to do teshuvah when the path is not straight-forward and smooth. Learn to work with physical and emotional roadblocks. After this session Dr. Newman will sell and sign copies of Repentance: The Meaning & Practice of Teshuvah. A small donation to Adult Education is requested at this session.


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