A weekend with Rabbi Emeritus Shelton Donnell & Wendy Bocarsky, October 19-22, 2017 By Marla Vaughter on September 25, 2017 in Adult Education, Worship Shabbaton with Rabbi Donnell and Wendy - October 19-22, 2017 Contact Name* First Last Contact Phone*Contact Email* An Evening with a Good Book - Rabbi Donnell & Soni Sanberg Price: $0.00 Quantity: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret. Join us for a second look at one of Rabbi Donnell’s all-time favorite authors. The Seven Good Years is a memoir in Keret’s absurdist style. This is Keret’s first work of non-fiction and is described by Amazon as “full of wonder and life and love, poignant insights, and irrepressible humor.” “Confessions of a Jewish Couch Potato” with Wendy Bocarsky Price: $0.00 Quantity: Saturday, October 21, 2017, Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Bring your lunch for some provocative food for thought. “These Words I Cannot Say” — Wendy Bocarsky Price: $0.00 Quantity: Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.- Noon. Prayer is arguably our most profound and perplexing form of communication. Our liturgy has evolved over the centuries to reflect many changes in the ways that we perceive our lives, our world, and our relationship with God. In this session we will examine some of the more troubling texts from the traditional liturgy and how Reform Judaism has confronted them. "Can the Torah be Holy, Human and Evolving?” — Rabbi Shelton Donnell Price: $0.00 Quantity: Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.- Noon. As Reform Jews we regard the Torah as ‘holy’? But, what does that really mean? Is it the word of God? Perhaps it’s just a human creation? Is it “perfect”? If so, how can we deal with the many troubling passages and laws? The Torah is the foundation for building a Jewish theology. Can we be modern and still believe? In this session we will consider a modern, open perspective on Torah based on both traditional and contemporary insights.