Pre-Passover Community Dinner & Study with Dena Weiss

Friday, March 23, 2018 • 7 Nisan 5778

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Take a break from your Passover preparation and join us THIS Friday night, March 23rd, for a catered, delicious, and social Community Shabbat Dinner. Reservations must be made for the dinner (see below to register).

Following dinner, we will hear from our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dena Weiss, Rosh Beit Midrash and Director of Fellowship Programs at Mechon Hadar, an innovative Yeshiva that empowers Jews to create vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed.


Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:55 PM
Friday Night Dinner: 8:00 PM


Speaking Schedule & Topics

Enslaving Ourselves: A New Look at the Exodus

Friday Night - 9:30 PM

On Pesach, we celebrate the liberation of our people and the difficult process by which we became free. In this talk, we'll look at the story of the Exodus from the very beginning and ask ourselves, how did we lose this freedom? What were the political and psychological forces at work in the Egyptian and Hebrew communities that led to the dire state of slavery and how are those dynamics still at play in our own relationships to freedom, work, and responsibility? Our conversation will center around the extremely popular and psychologically astute 18th century commentary of R' Chaim ibn Attar, the Or HaChayim.


Clothes Make the Man:
What Do the Clothes of the Kohanim Tell Us
About Who We Want To Be? 


Sermon: Saturday Morning - 10:30 AM


Q & A with Dena Weiss
Seuda Shelishit Discussion -  6:30 PM


The presentation is free and all are invited..
 


 

About Dena Weiss

Dena Weiss is Rosh Beit Midrash and Director of Fellowship Programs at Mechon Hadar, a unique and innovative Yeshiva that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed, where she teaches Talmud, Midrash and Hasidut. Dena earned a BA in Religious Studies from New York University and an MA in Theology from Harvard Divinity School. She has studied and taught in a variety of Jewish educational settings including Drisha, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Pardes. She currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Mima'amakim journal of Jewish religious art.

 

 

 

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