Elm City Kallah is a collaboration of Westville Synagogue, Beth El-Keser Israel, and Congregation B'nai Jacob, who have come together for the fourth time to create an exceptional collaborative educational experience. All of the events throughout the weekend (except for the subsidized Friday night dinner) are free and open to the community, and members of each congregation are invited and encouraged to attend events at one another’s synagogues. Elm City Kallah is made possible by a generous grant from the Women of Vision Society of the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, the James M. Shure Educational Fund, and from Dr. Marilyn Katz in memory of Dr. Mark Schwartz z”l.
About the Scholar in Residence:
Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum is the founder of ZION: An Eretz Israeli Congregation in Jerusalem; and co-founder of the Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis at the Hartman Institute and HaMidrasha at Oranim. Her work spans and links tradition and innovation, working toward Jewish spiritual and ethical renaissance. She devotes much of her energy to the renewal of community life in Israel and the struggle for human rights. Rabbi Elad-Appelbaum served as rabbi of Congregation Magen Avraham in the Negev; as a congregational rabbi in the New York suburbs alongside Rabbi Gordon Tucker; and as Assistant Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary in Jerusalem. In 2010 she was named by the Forward as one of the five most influential female religious leaders in Israel for her work promoting pluralism and Jewish religious freedom. Rabbi Rona Shapiro says “Tamar is a prophet for our time. I would happily sit at her feet and learn for a lifetime.”
Friday night, April 5th at Westville Synagogue
6:15pm Mincha 6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:20pm Shabbat Dinner* (by reservation) 8:15pm Speaker, followed by dessert Rebels of Hope: The Language of Spiritual Activism *Dinner $15 per person or $54 per family RSVP www.WestvilleShul.org, 203.389.9513 by March 31 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 6th at BEKI
9:15am Services, followed by Kiddush lunch 1:00pm A New Light from Zion: A Vision of Zion and Zionism for Our Time
Sunday, April 7th at Congregation B’nai Jacob
9:00am Services 9:30am Breakfast 10:00am Pirkei Avot: An Ancient Spiritual Guide for the Journey of Life
Bringing the New Haven Jewish Community Together!