- location Zoom; details will be provided to registrants
- cost Free; RSVP for link
- organizer Hebrew College
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Join us on Zoom for the third of our public Rabbinical School-alumni-led talks about the Torah portion of the week and the “Seeing Torah” art exhibit on campus. The event is free of charge and will be offered online on Tuesday, November 9 at 1:15 p.m. with Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz `10, who will explore how this week’s parasha opens with Jacob stumbling upon God’s House and ends with Jacob bumping into some angels. Through these seemingly accidental encounters he gains insight into God’s presence in his life.
- What might we learn from Jacob’s experience about the place of God in our own lives?
- How does one “see” an unseeable God?
- Must meeting God be accidental or can we cultivate this experience?
We will explore the idea of seeing God in community and AS community, and the role of art in helping us deepen our connection to both during this time of pandemic.
During the talk, Rabbi Eliana will also tell us about her temple’s incredible Community Quilt project.
RSVP here. All are welcome!
- Wed., Nov. 17 at 11:00 a.m. with Rav Hazzan Aliza Berger `17 — RSVP
- Wed., Dec. 8 at 11:00 a.m. with Rabbi Jamie Kotler `16 — RSVP
About Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz:
Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz is the rabbi of Congregation B’nai Brith in Somerville since her ordination from Hebrew College in 2010. She studied law at Tel Aviv University, and history at the University of Colorado and at Boston University, where she also earned an MA degree in Medieval History. Eliana also holds a certificate in Fashion design from Tel Aviv’s Miriam College.
For the past two decades Eliana has been working in supplementary Jewish education with a focus on Holocaust education and teaching Jewish mysticism to teens. She has been the facilitator of the Gvanim Leadership program of the AIC in Boston, as well as a guest lecturer on Judaism and Jewish mysticism at Simmons University, Boston College and Boston University. She is coeditor of the Hebrew translation of “These Are the Words,” (Yediot Acharonot Press, 2008) by Rabbi Art Green, Rector of Hebrew College’s Rabbinical School.