The Fred and Elsie Deutsch Scholar-in-Residence program allows various educators to bring their knowledge and insight on topics such as Judaism, Israel, Social Justice, and more, to our Congregation.
The Scholar-in-Residence Weekends are made possible through the Fred and Elise Deutsch Endowment Fund. The Congregation would also like to thank Roberta and Jim Deutsch, Judy and Larry Deutsch and their families for their continuous generous support for the Scholar-in-Residence Weekend.
Join us to welcome Deutsch Scholar-in-Residence, Elana Zaiman, for an exciting weekend known as “The Forever Weekend -Authentic Connection with Ourselves and with Those We Love.”
Rabbi Elana Zaiman is the first woman rabbi spanning six generations of rabbis and the author of The Forever Letter: Writing What We Believe for Those We Love. Rabbi Zaiman describes her mission through her work, writing and life is to bring people together; to enable all people (especially children, elders, and those who feel marginalized in our society) to be heard; to guide people to find meaning in their lives and to live into this meaning; to question the wrongs we encounter and to have the courage to change them; to do our best to right the wrongs we ourselves create; and to appreciate how each one of us is a precious and necessary gift that contributes to the larger whole of our world.
Writing What We Believe for Those We Love
Friday November 9
Rabbi Zaiman will be our guide on a journey into forever letters—what they are, why write them—and how they can be powerful tools to connect us with the people we love.
Letters Old and New
Saturday November 10
9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Study Session
We will look at excerpts of letters from medieval and modern times as templates for writing our own forever letters. We will pay particular attention to tone and content; values, wisdom, and experiences shared; and what does and does not resonate for us as we read these letters imagining ourselves as the intended recipients.
RSVP’s appreciated to Shandi Penrod at 314-569-0010
Connecting Women Through Community: Women’s Intergenerational Writing Workshop
Sponsored by KESHER
Saturday, November 10
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Rabbi Zaiman will facilitate an interactive writing process that encourages women to better understand themselves, and to deepen and uplift their relationships with others. This intergenerational experience strengthens family bonds through the sharing of values, wisdom, and stories. Bring you mother, daughter, aunt or friend. Most appropriate for high school age and above.
RSVP to Stacy Jesperesen at [email protected].