6:30pm: Congregational Dinner ($22/adult, $12/child, $60/family max.)
7:30pm: Rhythm & Ruach (Rabbi Jessica will give a D’var Tefillah)
9:30am: Shabbat morning service (Rabbi Jessica will lead services and give the sermon)
8:30am: Morning minyan led by Rabbi Jessica
10:00am: Contemporary Spirituality session led by Rabbi Jessica followed by Question and Answer Session. Please submit questions no later than February 26th by clicking HERE
Rabbi Jessica, who was born and raised in Cincinnati, was awarded a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in the History of Social Inequality in the Americas from Columbia University and a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Midrash and Scriptural Interpretation from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She expects to be ordained as a rabbi by JTS this May. She is presently serving as a Rabbinic Fellow at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle, where she participates with the clergy in leading services, facilitates community programs, and teaches adult education. In addition to serving as a Rabbinic Intern in synagogues in Chicago, Orangetown, and Mount Kisco, she has served as Study Circle Educator at the Park Avenue Synagogue, where she led a monthly discussion for women and served as on-call educator for a synagogue-wide learning project. She has also served as Director of Prayer and Ritual at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, Social Justice Rabbinic Fellow at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati, collaborated with the lay leadership and rabbi at the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel in Riverdale in creating educational programs for millennials and counseled and provided pastoral care to seniors at DOROT and to formerly incarcerated individuals at the Fortune Society in New York. For three years she was the Program Director of the Diller Teen Fellows and PJ Our Way at the Jewish United Fund-Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, where she developed and led a curriculum on leadership, Jewish identity, Israel and social justice for teenagers, planned joint seminars for American and Israeli fellows, and launched the pilot phase of PJ Our Way, providing books for children ages 9-11. She does yoga, loves music and uses arts and crafts in her teaching.
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