Rabbi Lisa Goldstein is the Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality where she teaches and leads programs for rabbis, cantors, educators and lay leaders that focus on the core spiritual practices of Talmud Torah (the study of a wide range of traditional texts), Tefilah (prayer), Jewish mindfulness meditation, and Tikkun Middot (Jewish ethical practices).
As a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow, she designed a new methodology for combining local justice work and contemplative practice within a Jewish framework. Rabbi Lisa Goldstein also served as an assistant rabbi at Shaare Emeth in the mid-1990s.
Rabbi Lisa Goldstein will lead us in a variety of study and spiritual practice opportunities that will help us see the connections between repairing our souls and repairing our world.
Friday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m.
Shabbat Evening Services
Rabbi Lisa Goldstein will speak on “The Intersection of Spirituality and Social Justice.”
Saturday, Feb. 4, 9-10:30 a.m.
A Contemplative Shabbat Morning Service and Study Experience
Join Shaare Emeth’s clergy and Rabbi Lisa Goldstein for a Shabbat morning experience filled with vibrant music, poetry, mindfulness meditation and an exploration of the weekly Torah portion. Rabbi Lisa Goldstein will offer a teaching on parashat Bo, Embracing our Freedom.
Saturday, Feb. 4, 4-5:30 p.m.
With Strength of Heart: A Workshop on Cultivating Courage
Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlov wrote, “All of life is a very narrow bridge, and the most important thing is not to be overwhelmed by fear.” Beautiful words, but how do we summon the courage to confront those things in life that scare us. In this workshop, Rabbi Goldstein will lead us in an exploration of ometz lev, the character trait of courage, to help us better understand how we can call upon this trait in our times of need and in the world’s time of need.
Sunday, Feb. 5, 9:30-11 a.m.
Living with Ease in an Anxious World
Everything these days, from the evening news to worries about our children and grandchildren, has the potential to prompt feelings of anxiety and constriction within us. How do we cope with these feelings when they occur? How do we discern between real concerns and imagined fears? Join Rabbi Lisa Goldstein as we wrestle with these questions and discover strategies and practices to help us live with more spaciousness and ease in our day to day lives.
*The Scholar-in-Residence Weekend is made possible through the Fred and Elsie Deutsch Endowment Fund. The Congregation would like to thank Roberta and Jim Deutsch, Judy and Larry Deutsch and their families for their continued generous support for the Scholar-in-Residence Weekend.