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Shabbat Service with Rabbi Dr. Shai Cherry

Friday, June 23, 2023 4 Tammuz 5783

6:30 PM - 7:30 PMSanctuary &

Join us for a Shabbat full of provocative discussions and conversations about the meaning of Jewish law in the modern world. Rabbi Shai Cherry, Ph.D., has an uncanny ability to translate traditional Judaism for those who have not had the luxury and blessing of dedicating their lives to Jewish learning. Known for his passion and humor, Cherry brings his expertise on the development of Jewish law, theology, and biblical interpretation to contemporary issues confronting the Jewish People. 

Shabbat Schedule (June 23/24)

Friday, June 23
6:30 pm Shabbat Service - Rabbi Cherry will deliver the sermon on the topic The Torah's Two Different Operating Systems.
8:00 pm Discussion on Jewish Mysticism - Stay at Sinai after services for an intimate discussion with Rabbi Cherry over drinks and dessert. RSVP Here

Saturday, June 24
9:00 am Torah Study & Learning - Rabbi Cherry will teach a special two-hour session with an intermission in the middle. The first hour will be Women and Jewish Law: Marriage, Divorce, Abortion, and Leadership and the second hour will be Non-Orthodox Judaism in America: State of the UnionRSVP Here

This event is generously sponsored by the Steven Eichel Jewish Law Library Endowment Fund.

Rabbi Shai Cherry, Ph.D., is currently affiliated with Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park, PA. Professor Cherry has received several awards for his work in community education. As he pursued his doctorate, he served as family educator at a Reform temple in the Boston area and taught Rabbinics and Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew College. He taught Jewish Thought at Vanderbilt University from 2001 to 2005, and subsequently taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and at American Jewish University. Professor Cherry's research focuses on biblical interpretation and the nexus between science and Judaism. His most recent book is Torah through Time: Understanding Bible Commentary from the Rabbinic Period to Modern Times.

Due to his outstanding teaching and scholarship, he was chosen by his faculty peers and students to present a Great Courses on Introduction to Judaism.

You may attend our Shabbat service in person or virtually via Vimeo live. Find a how-to guide for Vimeo Live here

Click here for our Streaming page with the link to join us online and the service liturgy.

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