Lectures

somerville screen shot ldkLectures and Workshops

Fall 2016 – Winter 2017

Jewish Dimensions of Spiritual Care, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, March 28, 2017.

Kabbalah Wisdom: Hidden in Plain Sight, Unity of Vancouver, March 19, 2017.

Introduction to Judaism – While Standing on One Foot, Columbia Bible College, March 15, 2017.

Hope Amidst the Politics of Fear, St. Andrews Wesley United Church, March 9, 2017.

Kabbalistic Numerology, Unity of Vancouver, March 5, 2017.

Seeing God at Mount Sinai, Guest sermon and inter-religious discussion, with Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee, Or Shalom Synagogue, February 25, 2017.

When Should Christians Break Stuff? Passing from the Image to the Prototype,  Panel presentation in response to Randall Zachman, Vancouver School of Theology, February 24, 2017.

Teachings of the Land: Our Oldest Relative, with Rev. Ray Aldred, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, February 12, 2017.

Mixed Feelings: Crossing the Red Sea, Guest sermon, Canadian Memorial United Church, February 12, 2017.

How NOT to Do Inter-Religious Dialogue, Rabbis Without Borders conference, Baltimore MD, January 31, 2017.

Cultivating the Collaborative Power of Rites of Passage, with Rabbi Dan Goldblatt, Workshop, OHALAH: Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal, Boulder CO, January 17, 2017.

Fundamentalism and Religious Violence, Richmond Kehillah at Congregation Beth Tikvah, November 28, 2016.

Room for Religion in Society, Baitur Rahman Mosque, November 27, 2016.

Praying for Atonement: Jewish Practices, St. Andrews-Wesley United Church, November 10, 2016.

What Kind of Theist Are You? Faculty Dialogue, Vancouver School of Theology, November 9, 2016.

Kabbalah and Everyday Life, Unity of Vancouver, November 6, 2016.

Turning Responsibly Towards Death: A Jewish Pastoral Perspective, Conference on “The End of Life: Dying, Suicide, Death,” Simon Fraser University Institute for the Humanities, November 3, 2016.

Love and Compassion in Judaism, Interfaith Symposium, Multifaith Action Society, October 22, 2016.

How to Raise a Human Being, Guest sermon for Rosh Hashanah, Congregation Beth Tikvah, October 4, 2016.

Jewish History, Holidays and Music, Guest lecture, Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture, September 22, 2016.

Fall 2015-Summer 2016

Lamentation and Memory, Guest sermon, Carman United Church, August 14, 2016.

Interfaith Understanding: Vanity of Vanities or Hope of Hopes?, Guest sermon, West Vancouver United Church, July 31, 2016.

Wars of the Lord, Dvar Torah, Or Shalom Synagogue, July 16, 2016.

Zechariah: A Prophet for Our times, ORT Vancouver, June 20, 2106.

The Spirituality of Shavuot, CIJA Inter-faith lunch, June 15, 2016.

Vancouver Faith Alliance, Faith 150 brainstorming co-facilitator, May 26, 2016.

Vibration of the Other: A Kabbalistic Ecumenism, Encountering the Other: An Inter-Religious Conference, Vancouver School of Theology, May 16, 2016.

A Wise Woman Wears Purple, Guest sermon, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, May 1, 2016.

Passover: Oral Traditions and Sacred Texts, Guest sermon, Lynn Valley United Church, April 17, 2016.

How Do You Tell the Passover Story? Dvar Torah, Or Shalom Synagogue, April 9, 2016

1,000 Years of Jewish History, guest lecture in “Antiquity” class, Vancouver School of Theology, March 29, 2016.

Judaism While Standing on One Foot, Intercultural Studies, Columbia Bible College, March 15, 2016.

Interfaith Roundtable on Immigration: A Jewish Perspective, Carman United Church, Chilliwack, BC, March 13, 2016.

“The Bible you Never Knew”: Women’s Retreat, Ryerson United Church, February 29-March 2, 2016.

Resisting Radicalization in Faiths: A Jewish Perspective, Baitur Rahman Mosque, Delta BC, February 24, 2016.

Weekend Shabbaton, (including lecture on “Biblical Prophets’ Positive View of Interfaith Collaboration”), Temple Beth Ora, Edmonton,  February 12-14. 2016.

Interfaith Challenges in Our Time, Lunchtime lecture and discussion, St. Andrews Wesley United Church, February 7, 2016.

Transfiguration, Guest sermon, St. Andrews Wesley United Church, February 7, 2016 (VST’s Theology Sunday).

Beyond Synagogue Borders: Conceptual Frames for Interfaith Work, Rabbis Without Borders, February 1-3, 2016.

Bayom Hahu: Zechariah’s Interfaith Vision, Limmud Vancouver, January 31, 2016.

Adon Olam: What’s in a Jewish Hymn? Slam poetry and musical interpretation, Limmud Vancouver Cabaret, January 30, 2106.

Intergenerational Women’s Day of Discovery, (morning: the women in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus; afternoon: prayer beads and personal prayer), West Vancouver United Church, January 23, 2016.

Amos: Radical Prophet, Guest sermon, Mt. Seymour United Church, January 17, 2016.

Deep Ecumenism and Its Alternatives, OHALAH: Association of Clergy for Jewish Renewal, January 2016.

Jesus in the Hebrew Bible: Multiple Perspectives, Panel Discussion, Vancouver School of Theology, November 25, 2016.

Human Responsibility: Jewish Interpretations of Noah, Noah’s Pudding, Intercultural Dialogue Institute, November 18, 2015.

Jews and Judaism, Nostra Aetate Anniversary Celebration, November 6, 2015.

Noah: A Hero for Our Times, Canadian United Memorial Church and Centre for Peace, October 25, 2015.

Donkey: Archetype of Wisdom in Hebrew Bible, Research Colloquium, Vancouver School of Theology, October 21, 2015.

Noah’s Teachers: Dove and Raven, Sermon, Vancouver School of Theology, October 8, 2015.

The Concept of Sacrifice in Judaism, Eid al-Adha Celebration, Masjid Baitur Rahman, September 27, 2015.

Interpreting the Binding of Isaac: Gateway to a Mature Judaism, Beth Tikvah Congregation, September 15, 2015.

Revenge: It May Be Sweet, But Is It Proper? Selichot Panel Discussion, Beth Israel Synagogue, September 5, 2015.

Compassion is God’s Revenge, Dvar Torah, Or Shalom Synagoge, September 5, 2015.

Fall 2014-Summer 2015

Multicultural Approaches to Death and Dying, panelist, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, June 11, 2015.

Trust in Self and Other, video lecture for United Church of Canada, BC Conference, May 28, 2015.

Quantitative or Qualitative? Dvar Torah for Parshat Bamidbar at Or Shalom Synagogue, May 23, 2015.

Hebrew Bible and Spirituality, EFM at St. St Clements Anglican Church, May 20, 2015.

Mystics and the Mind, EFM Day of Reflection, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, April 25, 2015.

Love and Awe, Ahavah v’Yirah, Women’s Meditation Group, April 24, 2015.

What Do I Believe? Beth Tikvah Congregation (meeting at Waves Coffee in Steveston), April 13, 2015.

Introducing Judaism at Women Welcoming Women, Or Shalom Synagogue with guests from Baitur Rahman Mosque, April 12, 2015.

The Next Frontier: Managing Situations Arising out of Religious and Cultural Values, panelist, Metropolis Conference, March 26, 2015.

Building Community in Our Cities, panel facilitator, Our Whole Society Conference, March 23, 2015.

Jewish Liturgical Creativity: Musical Explorations, Iona Pacific Inter-Religious Centre, March 18, 2015.

Got Wisdom? Grace Presbyterian Church, March 12, 2015.

An Atheist’s View Right in the Bible? The Book of Ecclesiastes, Quest University, March 10, 2015.

A Grandmother’s Wisdom, Dvar Torah at Or Shalom Synagogue, March 7, 2015.

Miriam’s Wisdom, Lunchtime Study for Teachers, Vancouver Talmud Torah, March 2, 2015.

Moses: An Interfaith Study, Or Shalom Synagogue, February 21, 2015.

Introduction of Between Gods by Alison Pick, BC Achievement Awards, February 13, 2015.

You’re the Leader: Crossing the Red Sea, Guest sermon, Cloverdale United Church, January 25, 2015.

On that Day: Zechariah’s Interfaith Vision, Our Interfaith Mission, Text study session, Ohalah: Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal, January 12, 2015

Privilege and Exploitation: Parshat Vayeshev, Dvar Torah at Or Shalom Synagogue, December 13, 2015.

Jewish Mysticism in the Bible and Today, Guest sermon, Canadian United Memorial Church, November 23, 2014

Images of God in the Book of Exodus, Guest sermon, Ryerson United Church, October 19, 2014.

My Rabbi: Post-performance discussion, Firehall Arts Centre, October 12, 2014.

Kohelet’s Wisdom, Dvar Torah at Or Shalom Synagogue, October 11, 2014.

Mystics and the Mind: Towards an Understanding of Interfaith Spirituality, Somerville Lecture, Vancouver School of Theology, September 11, 2014, 7:00 pm

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