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Fwd: This is Going to be a Very Special Shabbat!



THIS SHABBAT!
Scholar in Residence Shabbat with Rabbi Aaron Alexander!
Nov. 1-2

Friday Night
Davening 5:30
Dinner* 6:30
rsvp info below
 
Rabbi Alexander will share a teaching during dinner "When Stealing Goes Beyond Objects: How Jacob and Esau Teach Us Legal Justice - Religious Holiness"
 
*
RSVP for dinner to Allie in the shul office at office@netivotshalom.org. $13/adult, $9/child, 
$40 max/family.
 
Shabbat Day
Rabbi Alexander will share the drasha and an after-Birkat haMazon learning "Expressions of Unorthodox Joy: Medieval Sanity & Creativity Exposed in Halakhah"

 

A Note from Rabbi Creditor
A Very Special Shabbat!

26 Cheshvan, 5774

Oct. 30, 2013

Dear Chevreh,

  rabbi creditor

This Shabbat at Netivot Shalom is going to be a very special one!

I hope you'll join me in welcoming and learning from Rabbi Aaron Alexander, who will serve as our Scholar-in-Residence this Shabbat!
 
Rabbi Alexander is Associate Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles where he teaches rabbinic literature and Jewish law. He currently serves on the Committee for Jewish and Standards of the Conservative Movement and is a well-respected Rabbinic Leader in the American Jewish Social Justice Movement. You won't want to miss a moment of his teaching - and we'll certainly be sparked to continue our own conversations as a community once Shabbat has ended.
 
Rabbi Alexander will teach at Shabbat dinner (RSVP by Thurs morning to office@netivotshalom.org!), deliver the drasha during Shabbat morning davening, and will teach after Birkat haMazon. Please see the topics and times in the column to the left.
 
On a personal level, I am very excited to have Rabbi Alexander visit us. He is my teacher, a dear friend, and someone whose soul and skills touch our world in important ways. I believe that the Torah he teaches future rabbis at the Ziegler School is the Torah he embodies in interfaith gatherings, in his writings on the Huffington Post - and in his eyes. 
 
Please attend every part of his visit you can. We'll have a lot to process, and even more reason to engage in the world as learning, growing Jews.
 
See you on Shabbat! 
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