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Meet Rabbi Debra Robbins
               
4316 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214
         
Join Wilshire Baptist Church as they welcome Rabbi Debra Robbins who will participate in brief conversation with senior pastor, George Mason during both morning services on topics from her latest book Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27: A Spiritual Practice for the Jewish New Year (CCAR Press, 2019). The 11:00 AM service will be lived streamed and shared on social media. Rabbi Robbins will be signing copies of her before and after both services.
 
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
 
All are welcome!!
                          
                          
                               
 

 
            
        

 

Don't Just Sit, Turn: Doing the Sacred Work of T'shuvah with Psalm 27
  
4900 Briarhaven Rd
 Fort Worth, TX 76109
         
Beth-El Congregation of Fort Worth, Texas, will be hosting special guest, Rabbi Debra Robbins on Shabbat Shuvah Weekend. She will be teaching on the topic of "Don't Sit, Turn: Doing The Sacred Work of T'shuvah with Psalm 27," informed by her new book, Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27 (CCAR Press, 2019). 
 
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
 
All are welcome!
                                       
                                       
                                            
 
 
            

    

    

 

Meet the Author: Rabbi Mary L. Zamore
               
60 Overlook Road
Morristown, NJ 07960 
                       
As part of the JBC author series, Temple B'nai Or is proud to kickoff with Rabbi Mary L. Zamore. There will be a luncheon at 12:30 PM followed by a book talk on The Sacred Exchange: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic (CCAR Press, 2019) and a Q&A.
 
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
 
All are welcome!
                          
                          
                               
 

 
            
                    

The Goodness of God Looks Like...: A Conversation about Psalm 27 with Rabbi Debra Robbins 

 
8500 Hillcrest
Dallas, TX 75255
 
During the month of Elul and the High Holy Day and Festival season, we reflect on our
relationships, choices, beliefs, and practices, and consider where and how to make repairs,
adjustments, and atonement. Rabbi Debra Robbins, the inspiring author of Opening Your Heart
with Psalm 27
(CCAR Press, 2019), invites us to join in conversation about this process of
reflection.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase..
  

                              

            
                      

Israel Between the Pages

 
1000 San Antonio Creek Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
     
Join Congregation B'nai B'rith as they welcome Rabbi Stanley M. Davids, co-editor of The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism (CCAR Press, 2018) for a simulating book discussion. Israel Between the Pages is a book discussion group featuring some of the most important and insightful voices on contemporary life in Israel.
  

                              

            
                      

Rabbi Debra Robbins: Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27

 
477 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02215  
     
Rabbi Debra Robbins will join Temple Israel's clergy team in leading QS services. Rabbi Robbins most recent publication Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27: A Spiritual Practice for the Jewish New Year (CCAR Press, 2019) and will share her work with the congregation as they prepare spiritually for the High Holy Days.
  

                              
 

            
                      

Book Launch: Celebrations, Learning, and Book Signing for Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27 with Rabbi Debra Robbins

 
8500 Hillcrest
Dallas, TX 75255
 
Join Temple Emanu-El for an evening of celebration and learning in honor of Rabbi Debra Robbins' most recent publication, Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27 (CCAR Press, 2019).
  

                              
 

 

Shabbat Dinner and Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Debra Robbins

 
3700 Rodney Parham Rd
Little Rock, AR 72212
 
Temple B'nai Israel of Little Rock, Arkansas hosts special guest, Rabbi Debra Robbins. She will be discussing her new book, Opening Your Heart With Psalm 27, over Shabbat Dinner following an abbreviated Mishkan HaLev Service. Join a Shabbat Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Robbins the following day for further discussion.

 


 

Recharging Judaism: Two Conversations with
Judy Seldin-Cohen

 
312 Thayer Dr
Richland, WA 99352
 
Judy Seldin-Cohen, co-author of Recharging Judaism: How Civic Engagement is Good for Synagogues, Jews, and America (CCAR Press, 2018) will be speaking at Congregation Beth Sholom about how civic engagement can redefine synagogue life. Recharging Judaism is a finalist of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award in Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice.
 
Friday evening:
5:30 pm Service
6:15 pm Dairy Potluck Dinner and Author Talk
"How an NFL Team Executive Wrote a Book With Her Rabbi"
 
Saturday morning:
10:00 am Service
Kiddush and Discussion
"Responding to Complaints on the Civic Engagement Journey"

 

Two Conversations and Book Signing with
Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

 
Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23
 
36 Massey Ave
Chautauqua, NY 14722
 
Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, co-author of Moral Resistance and Spiritual Authority: Our Jewish Obligation to Social Justice (CCAR Press 2019), will be speaking at the Everett Jewish Life Center about our ancient obligation to bring justice to the world and how, as a community, we can work towards creating a more just society for all.
Copies of Moral Resistance and Spiritual Authority will be available for purchase.
 
Monday:
Anti-Semitism, White Supremacy and Bigotry in Policy and Practice: How the Jewish Community can Respond, and Create a More Just Society for all.
4:30 pm Book Signing by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
 
Tuesday:
12:30-1:30 pm Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Rabbi Pesner

 

Creating a Jewish Money Ethic: Author Talk with
Rabbi Mary L. Zamore

 
Attend Amplifier's webinar with Rabbi Mary L. Zamore, editor of The Sacred Exchange: A Jewish Money Ethic, the newest publication from CCAR Press. Topics from the anthology, such as what Jewish values and ethics have to say about money and wealth will be discussed. Each participant who joins the live webinar will receive a copy of the book. The conversation will be recorded.


 

Money Talks: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic

 
1200 N. La Brea Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90038
 
Join Congregation Kol Ami for a book panel discussion on The Sacred Exchange: A Jewish Money Ethic, the newest publication from CCAR Press. Rabbi Denise Eger will be moderating a panel discussion on the ethics of money with contributors Rabbi Max Chaiken, Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer, Rabbi Leah Lewis, and Rabbi Zoe Klein Miles.
At 6:30 there will be a reception with a chance to purchase copies of The Sacred Exchange and mingle with the contributors. Wine and cheese will be served.

 

Official Book Launch

 
One East 65th Street
New York, NY
 
Temple Emanu-El of NYC is hosting a celebration of Jewish values as portrayed in the newest publication from CCAR Press, The Sacred Exchange: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic. Join for a thoughtful panel discussion about Judaism and wealth moderated by Rabbi Andy Kahn and featuring Rabbis Mary L. Zamore, Jill Jacobs, and Joel Mosbacher. Opening notes by Rabbi Hara Person and Dr. Alyssa Gray.

 

Shabbat Service with Poet Alden Solovy
The Act and Action of Prayer

 
8501 Ridge Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45326
 
Join Rockdale Temple as they welcome poet Alden Solovy, author of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day (CCAR Press 2017) and This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings (CCAR Press 2019). Alden will speak during Shabbat service, where he will share his liturgical poems. He will also make a presentation after dinner.


 

Author Talk with
Judy Seldin-Cohen

 
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606
 
Judy Seldin-Cohen, co-author of Recharging Judaism: How Civic Engagement Is Good for Synagogues, Jews, and America (CCAR Press, 2018) will be speaking at the UJCVP on how civic engagement can redefine synagogue life. Recharging Judaism is a finalist of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award in Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice.


 

The Art and Act of Prayer: An Evening with Liturgist
Alden Solovy

 
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
 
Attend an interactive session at Beth Israel where poet and liturgist, Alden Solovy, author of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day (CCAR Press 2017) and This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings (CCAR Press 2019), will talk about the purpose and power of prayer.


 

The Jewish Animal Welfare Retreat
2019 Shamayim V'Aretz 4th Annual National Retreat

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The 4th annual national retreat of the Shamayim V'Aretz Institute is now open for registration! This retreat will focus upon educating on key campaigns in improving the lives of animals, as well as on ending the worst practices in the kosher industry.
 
The retreat will include delicious vegan meals, insightful talks and presentations, community building, spiritual growth, outdoor activities, and lots of fun!
 
Founder and CEO of the Shamayim V'Aretz, Rabbi Yanklowitz is also the author of "Animal Kingdom," a chapter regarding our moral responsibility towards God's living creatures in Seven Days, Many Voices (CCAR Press 2017), and Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary, which will be available for purchase at the retreat.


 

Shabbat Services with
Alden Solovy

 
1200 N La Brea Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90038
 
Join Congregation Kol Ami of West Hollywood as they welcome poet and liturgist, Alden Solovy, author of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day (CCAR Press 2017) and This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings (CCAR Press 2019), to speak during Shabbat services.

 

Shabbat Services with
Alden Solovy

 
Sinai Temple
1100 Dickinson St.
Springfield, MA 01108
 
Come to services at Sinai Temple as poet and liturgist Alden Solovy joins Rabbi Jeremy Master on the bima to share his creative liturgy and poetry from his two CCAR Press publications, This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day (CCAR Press, 2017) and This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings (CCAR Press, 2019).