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Passover Bootcamp

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

Join Lehrhaus with the CCJCC and Contra Costa synagogues to present PASSOVER BOOTCAMP on Sunday, March 25, 3-5:30pm.

Presenters and Topics:

Rabbi Goldblatt
Creating a Meaningful Family Seder

Rabbi Gutterman and Cantor Chabon, TBD

Rabbi LeVine
Pesach & Peak Experiences:
Throughout time, the Jewish people have experienced peaks (really good moments) and valleys (very challenging moments). The meaning of Jewish history comes from identifying those important moments and reflecting on how they changed the course of the collective Jewish journey. Pesach remembers both a valley (slavery) and a peak (crossing a sea on dry land?!). Join Rabbi Jay LeVine, Assistant Rabbi at Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, in exploring the significance of the Exodus and other points in Jewish history, and identifying and reflecting on important moments in your life journey as well.

Rabbi Morrison
There is little to no archaeological evidence that the Israelites were slaves in Egypt, escaped from Egypt, and wandered for forty years in the wilderness of Sinai. So why were these narratives included in the Torah? And what are their relevance for us today? As we prepare for Passover, join with Rabbi Jeremy Morrison, the Executive Director of Lehrhaus Judaica, for an exploration of these questions and a discussion of how myths and metaphors shape our lives and power our communal aspirations.

Rabbi Stein
Creating a Meaningful Family Seder

Art Project for K–7th Graders (a parent or older sibling can be present to assist)

Cooking Workshop: Charoset Around the World

Schedule

# Sessions
1
Date & time

Sunday, March 25
3:00 - 5:30 pm

Tuition

$5 per person / $10 for family
Register at underonetent.org

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Mar 25 3:00 PM–5:30 PM Sun B'nai Tikvah Jennie Chabon Rabbi Dan Goldblatt Rabbi Daniel Stein Rabbi Jay LeVine Rabbi Jeremy Morrison Rabbi Rebecca Gutterman

Location

Congregation B'nai Tikvah

25 Hillcroft Way

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

925-933-5397

Instructors

Jennie Chabon

Jennie ChabonCantor Jennie Chabon, a Berkeley native, has been the cantor of Congregation B’nai Tikvah since 2004. She found her path to the cantorate and her passion for Yiddishkeit when she was living in Israel for two years after college graduation. While in cantorial school, Cantor Chabon discovered a deep love of liturgy and the desire to make prayer accessible to all. Since joining B’nai Tikvah, she has recorded three albums of Shabbat music with her band, Shir Joy.

Rabbi Dan Goldblatt

Rabbi Dan GoldblattRabbi Dan Goldblatt is spiritual leader of Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville. He serves as Vice President of the National Board of Aleph: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal and is also Vice President of OHALAH: The Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal where he served as Chairman of the Ethics Committee for seven years and was an author of the organization’s Ethics Policy. He has helped found a number of faith-based environmental and social justice organizations in the Bay Area and is very active in interfaith work.

Rabbi Rebecca Gutterman

Rabbi Rebecca GuttermanRabbi Rebecca Gutterman serves as rabbi of Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek. She is involved with all ritual, programming and educational offerings, and is especially happy when working with synagogue children and teens, helping them find their own unique ways to shine. When not at Temple, Rabbi Gutterman enjoys reading, writing, swimming and exploring the beauty of the Bay Area with her husband Michael.

Rabbi Jay LeVine

Rabbi Jay LeVineRabbi Jay LeVine grew up in Southern Arizona and attended the University of Arizona. He graduated with honors and summa cum laude with a BA in Judaic Studies and BS in Business Administration, Finance. In addition to Rabbinic Ordination from HUC-JIR, he received an MA in Jewish Education and an MA in Hebrew Letters from HUC-JIR. Rabbi LeVine served student pulpits and rabbinic intern positions at Congregation Beth Israel, Scottsdale, AZ, Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’a lot, Irvine, CA, and Congregation Ohr Shalom in Grand Junction, CO. He has also been a Community Organizing Rabbinic Intern since 2014 at Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles.

Rabbi Jeremy Morrison

Rabbi Jeremy MorrisonJeremy Morrison was born and raised in Boston. He recently earned a doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. His dissertation focused on the use of metaphors in the Bible and in other ancient Near Eastern texts. Following his ordination in 2001 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, Jeremy served as Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel of Boston for 15 years. Among other leadership roles at Temple Israel, Jeremy served as the founding director of the Riverway Project, a nationally recognized outreach and engagement initiative for adults in their 20s and 30s, and as the synagogue’s Director of Education. Jeremy lives in North Berkeley with his wife, Molly, and their two children, Ezekiel and Poppy.

Rabbi Daniel Stein

Rabbi Dan SteinRabbi Daniel Stein is a creative spiritual leader who is committed to building dynamic, spiritually engaged communities. Before joining Congregation B’nai Shalom in August of 2016, Rabbi Stein served as the rabbi of Bnai Abraham Synagogue in Easton, Pennsylvania, and served on the faculty of Lafayette College. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Stein also completed a master’s degree in Jewish literature with a concentration in Yiddish there. As a student, Daniel served as the Legacy Heritage Foundation Rabbinic Fellow at Congregation Shomrei Torah in Tallahassee, Florida and was an assistant rabbi at Temple Sinai in Middletown, New York. While at JTS, Daniel was awarded prizes in theology and Jewish thought.