Elm City Kallah is a collaboration of Westville Synagogue, Beth El-Keser Israel, and Congregation B'nai Jacob, coming together for the fifth 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 general community, and members of each congregation are invited and encouraged to attend events at one another’s synagogues.Originally planned for spring 2020, this event has been re-scheduled three times due to COVID.
This year’s Scholar will be Rabbi Ethan Tucker. Rabbi Tucker, the son of Hadassah Leiberman and Senator Joe Lieberman, grew up in New Haven, attending the Westville Synagogue and Ezra Academy. Rabbi Tucker was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Harvard College. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar and a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship
Rabbi Tucker will speak at the Westville Synagogue Friday night, Oct. 29th, following a catered dinner (reserve at westvilleshul.org).
On Shabbat day, Tucker will be at Congregation BEKI, where he will speak following a kiddush luncheon, and Sunday morning he will speak a final time at Congregation B’nai Jacob, preceded by a light breakfast.
Additional information will follow as the event approaches.