Guest Speaker Pastor David Ray - The celebrated author of The Indispensible Guide For Smaller Churches, David Ray will address the rewards and challenges of serving a small congregation in a presentation tailored especially for our conference.
Professor Barry Wimpfheimer, Assistant Professor of Religion at Northwestern, Dr. Wimpfheimer will lead a study session based on his new book, Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories
Sharing & Brainstorming Sessions
An opportunity to learn from one another on topics ranging from outreach to synagogue education.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…