Spirit, Gender and the Quest for Authentic Living
A 3-day residency with author, scholar and activist Yiscah Smith, sponsored by Congregation Ner Shalom, Congregation Beth Ami, and B'nai Israel Jewish Center.
Jewish Living as the Cultivation of a Spiritual Practice
Held at Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette in Santa Rosa
In this session, Yiscah will teach the inspiring and progressive ideas of Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira, the Piaseczna Rebbe (d. 1943). She will discuss our inherent spiritual nature, how we awaken to the Divine within us, and how we can integrate this awareness into a fuller mind, body and soul experience in our lives. Free, contributions welcome.
At Beth Ami. Free of charge.
Yiscah Smith is a Jerusalem-based Jewish educator, spiritual activist and author. As someone who transitioned from a Chabad man to an observant woman, she is in constant dialogue with the question of authentic living and its spiritual dimension. Yiscah teaches at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and at the Conservative Yeshiva, both in Jerusalem. She produces podcasts on Jewish spirituality, and offers individual spiritual guidance for authentic living. More about Yiscah on her website.