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SaturdaySat, 26 FebFebruary, 2022

Inclusion Shabbat with Rabbi Lauren Tuchman

Shabbat, Feb 26th 9:00a to 12:00pCelebrate our congregation’s commitment to inclusion of all community members, and hear from Rabbi Lauren Tuchman about the importance of this work both within our own community and beyond. 9:00 AM – Shabbat Morning Services with D’var Torah by Rabbi Tuchman 12:30 PM – Lunch and Learn: The Torah of Human Dignity and Disability with Rabbi Tuchman In this session, we will explore two texts from the Babylonian Talmud that feature individuals with disabilities exercising personal autonomy and agency after their dignity has been violated. Come draw parallels between these stories and the lived experiences of people with disabilities today. Ancient texts can lend us tremendous tools for navigating these difficult, yet all-too-common interpersonal situations. Rabbi Lauren Tuchman is a sought after speaker, spiritual leader and educator. Ordained by The Jewish Theological Seminary in 2018, she is, as far as she is aware, the first blind woman in the world to enter the rabbinate. She provides consulting to individuals and organizations across the Jewish community on a variety of matters pertinent to disability access and inclusion. She has taught in numerous synagogues and other organizations across North America. She was named to the Jewish Week’s 36 under 36 for her innovative leadership concerning inclusion of Jews with disabilities in all aspects of Jewish life. In 2017, she delivered an ELI Talk entitled We All Were At Sinai: The Transformative Power of Inclusive Torah. She is a participant in the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Clergy Leadership Program. In 2020, she was honored by the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA).



Fri, January 28 2022 26 Shevat 5782