TI PRESENTS: NOVEMBER JDINE WITH RABBI HEYNCharity & Social Events
Join Rabbi Heyn and your Temple Israel family for a delicious Shabbat dinner catered by Michael Meltzer and followed by an inspiring Shabbat Service. Dinner is $18/person and requires a reservation. Then stay for TI’s Scholar-in-Residence weekend service with Rabbi Mitch Chefitz! Mitch Chefitz returns to Temple Israel after a year Sabbatical and will talk about his experiences. Cost of Tickets – Free. Mitchell Chefitz is the best-selling author of The Seventh Telling: The Kabbalah of Moshe Katan, and the widely translated collection of stories, The Curse of Blessings. . You may remember Mitch as our rabbi from 2001 – 2006 and our scholar-in-residence after that until he retired from the rabbinate a little over a year ago. Mitch has been writing and learning in a variety of settings: Hindu, Christian, and Buddhist. Friday evening, November 13 – during the Shabbat evening service Mitch will share an ancient technique of removing oneself from the universe and peering back at the world from beyond space and time. He will also share the difference between the Eastern practice of mindfulness and the Jewish practice of contemplation. Saturday morning, November 14 – Mitch will bring texts from Nachman of Bratslav and other spiritual masters to open for consideration. Sunday morning, November 15 –Right Now! The Golden Age of Jewish Mystical Tradition. Mitch will trace the development of Jewish mystical tradition from early times into the 21st century, then speculate on the current explosion of interest in matters spiritual. Some of Mitch’s books will be available for sale, all proceeds going to Temple Israel.