During this time of grief and heartbreak, we will gather as a community on Zoom to kindle the lights of Hanukkah together, seeking comfort, strength, and hope in each other’s presence and in our shared sense of purpose. Hanukkah reminds us that we are all lamplighters; for a few minutes each weeknight of Hanukkah, join us as come together to dispel the darkness and shine a little more light into our world.
6 Weeknights. 6 Kavanot for light in a time of darkness.
5-5:10 p.m. EST | Zoom
Rabbi Or Rose has had to travel unexpectedly and is unable to host tonights Hanukkah Zoom series. In his place will be Rabbi Justin David, Dean of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College, with a kavanah for the first night of Hanukkah.
tonight’s HOST: rabbi Or rose
Rabbi Or Rose, Director of the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College, will lead us in candle lighting and a kavanah from Jerusalem on the first night of Hanukkah.
Rabbi Or Rose is the founding director of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College. Before assuming this position in 2016, he worked in various administrative and teaching capacities at Hebrew College for over a decade, including serving as a founding faculty member and associate dean for Informal Education of the Rabbinical School. Rabbi Rose was also one of the creators of CIRCLE, The Center for Interreligious & Community Leadership Education, cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School (2007-2017) and has taught for Hebrew College’s Me’ah Classic program.
In addition to his work at Hebrew College, Rose has taught for the Bronfman Youth Fellowships, The Wexner Graduate Fellowship, and in a variety of other academic, religious, and civic contexts throughout North America, and in Asia, Europe, and Israel.
A prolific author and editor, his writings have appeared in Beliefnet; the Forward; The Huffington Post; Interfaith America; the Jewish Telegraphic Agency; Patheos; MyJewishLearning; Religion News Service; The Times of Israel; Tikkun; Sh’ma; The Washington Post; as well as various scholarly publications. Rose is the senior Publisher of The Journal of Interreligious Studies, as well as co-editor of Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from Around the Maggid’s Table, and the award-winning anthology, My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation. His most recent publications include With the Best of Intentions: Interreligious Missteps & Unexpected Learnings (Orbis 2023) and the co-edited volume, Rabbi Zalman Schachter: Essential Teachings. Rose is currently working on a contemporary multifaith commentary on the Psalms, tentatively entitled The Book of Psalms: Here & Now (Paraclete Press, 2023.)