Shabbat Vayechi: January 10-11

January 10
4:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
6:00 pm Shabbat Dinner
Topic: “Judaism and Positive Psychology”
Cost: $20/adults,  $15/students, $50/families
RSVP required by Jan. 6 to

January 11
9:15 am Shacharit
10:30 pm D’var Torah: “Mixed Blessings: the Complicated Legacy of Shimon and Levi”

12:00 pm Lunch and Learn
Topic: “SnapChat, Social Media and Halakha: the Legacy of a Medieval Ban”
Free, no RSVP required

Kiddush lunch co-sponsored by Life and Legacy, Jewish Community Foundation of the West, and the KITC community.

Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein was the founding rabbi of Prospect Heights Shul in Brooklyn, New York, and serves as the Middle School Rabbi at Milken Community Schools. Originally from California, he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Political Science as well as Jewish and Near Eastern Studies and received semikha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in 2011. He served as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Sherith Israel in Nashville and the chair of the Nashville Board of Rabbis. Rabbi Finkelstein was a 2015 – 2016 fellow in Yeshiva University’s certificate program in Experiential Jewish Education and taught Judaic Studies at both Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Brooklyn and Akiva School in Nashville. In addition to hobbies like basketball and cycling, Rabbi Finkelstein is an avid cook and baker and loves to host meals with his wife Julie.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 10:30 am
at the Kenesset Israel Montessori School for a Presentation on

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

Lisa Rappaport Bates has taught Montessori Education in private schools and founded the public Montessori program for Folsom Cordova School District. She graduated from the Washington Montessori Institute, Loyola University and continued her Montessori education at the Advanced Institute for Montessori Studies.