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Seminar Series Of Interest to the Wider Jewish Community

Mining Our Tradition:
Spiritual Challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic

A series of four seminars/discussions that speak to current challenges
faced by individuals and families in light of the pandemic.

These seminars were held online using Zoom. The recordings for each event is linked below.


April 26: The Challenge of Caring for a Loved One in an Age of Isolation

Speakers: Rabbi Jason Weiner, Spiritual Care Department, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
                  Rabbi Eric Weiss, Director, Bay Area Healing Center, San Francisco, CA
Moderator: Rabbi Richard Address


May 3:    The Challenge of Resource Allocation/Rationing

Speaker: Professor Laurie Zoloth, University of Chicago
Moderator: Rabbi Stuart Kelman


May 17:  The Challenge of “Where Is G-d in This Pandemic”?

Speaker: Rabbi Elliot Dorff, American Jewish University
Moderator: Rabbi Stuart Kelman


May 24: The Challenge of New Liturgy for New Realities of Care and Mourning in the Current Situation

Speakers: Sam Salkin: Sinai Mortuary, San Francisco, CA
                  Rabbi Shira Stern, Chaplain and Trauma/Disaster Relief Specialist
                  Rabbi Simcha Weintraub, Healing Center of New York City, Jewish Board of Children and Family Services.
Moderator: Rabbi Richard Address