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One Tree, Many Branches: Exploring The Prayerbooks Of The Major Jewish Movements

Hosted By: Congregation Shalom of San Antonio

This series of classes, based on Rabbi Lisa’s rabbinic thesis, delves into the historical, theological, and liturgical differences among Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist Jewish Movements as reflected in their respective prayerbooks. The specific sessions will cover:

Oct. 16 – The history of how the Movements developed
Oct. 23 – How worship evolved from the Temple rite to what exists in today’s synagogue
Oct. 30 – The development of liturgy by each Movement to reflect its theology; the evolution of each Movement’s prayerbooks
Nov. 6 – A comparison of some specific prayers across the Movements

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Rabbi Lisa Goldstein

Rabbi Lisa Goldstein is a rabbi, teacher and facilitator with almost 25 years of executive experience. For many years I was the director of Hillel of San Diego, where I loved creating vibrant, welcoming communities for all kinds of college students. More recently, I led the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, a global leader of Jewish mindfulness and spiritual practices. I have taught Jewish mindfulness meditation, prayer, and spiritual practice in various contexts for 20 years.
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Congregation Shalom of San Antonio

Congregation Shalom is a Reform Jewish community that inspires dynamic engagement in Jewish worship, values, texts, culture, and social action. We encourage participation by all who seek connection to Jewish life.
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