Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

This scholar-in-residence weekend is co-sponsored by Beth Emet and JRC.

All programs are free.

JRC, in collaboration with Beth Emet, is thrilled to host Reconstructionist Rabbi Goldie Milgram as our scholar-in-residence this year. An accomplished spiritual leader and author, Rabbi Goldie will guide us, teach us, and lift our communal spirit.

Friday, April 8, 2016 – 7:00pm (at JRC)
Erev Shabbat Service:  Creating a Mitzvah-Centered Life
Reb Goldie, as she is known,  will introduce our Shabbaton theme, "Creating a Mitzvah-Centered Life." She will share her Mitzvah cards and inspire reflection, discussion, stories, and the desire for action during Kabbalat Shabbat.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 10:00 am-Noon (at JRC)
Shabbat Morning (Oneg lunch follows)
Reb Goldie will lead us in a Fabrengen-style service. This is the joyful weaving of a niggun and a focal story with the eight original prayers for Shabbat morning, including Torah study and a Torah service.  Professional musicians, dance, movement, and drama persons are invited to participate! Please contact Reb Goldie at [email protected] by March 31.

Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:00 pm    
Interactive Mystical Shabbat and Havdalah
The culture and achievable mysticism of the Kabbalists are embedded within the symbols and traditions of Shabbat.  Although these symbols and metaphors are in plain sight, they are often invisible to contemporary Jews. Through story, text study, and music, we will discover these powerful portals to meaning and connection.

Beth Emet, 1224 Dempster Street in Evanston, will host this program.

Sunday, April 10  9:45-11:15am (at JRC)
Crossing the Threshold: B’nai Mitzvah Exploration
In this joyful, deep and dynamic experiential workshop, students in 5th and 6th grade students and their families will discover ways to enrich the meaning of this significant rite of passage. Rabbi Goldie Milgram did her doctorate studying rites of passage world-wide and has focused for over a decade on innovating methods, books, programs and resources for creating more meaningful b'nai mitzvah.

About Rabbi Milgram

Rabbi Goldie Milgram is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed educator, storyteller, author and innovator in the field of Jewish spiritual education and guidance. Rabbi Goldie Milgram holds a doctorate, M.S.W., and M.H.L. in addition to her rabbinic graduation from  the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She founded and directs the Reclaiming Judaism and Reclaiming Judaism Press and is Dean of the Maggid-Educator Ordination Program and Bar/Bat Mitzvah [R]evolution.


Date and Time: 
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 7:00pm to Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

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