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Part of the Rabbi Aaron Panken z"l Memorial Lecture and Weekend
Generously Underwritten by the Beck Family Foundation
9:30 - 10:30 am - Shabbat morning worship with a d'var by Rabbi Dr. Jan Katzew
10:30 am - Bagels
10:45 am - 12:00 pm - Lecture
Mussar is a Jewish spiritual practice that gives concrete instructions on how to live a meaningful and ethical life. Studying the concepts of virtue (????) in some depth and breadth will allow Rabbi Katzew to teach us in understanding how Mussar can guide our lives today.
Join us for the rest of the Rabbi Aaron Panken z"l Memorial Weekend
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm - What is the Point of Learning? Learn more.
Rabbi Dr. Jan Katzew received his Ph.D. in Education and Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University (1997); his M.A. in Hebrew Letters and rabbinical ordination from HUC-JIR (1983); and his B.A. in Religious Studies, magna cum laude, from Wesleyan University (1978). He has served as a member of the adjunct faculty at HUC-JIR since 1999 and was the Director of Lifelong Jewish Learning at the Union for Reform Judaism. Rabbi Dr. Katzew received the Distinguished Educator Award from the National Association of Temple Educators and was selected as a Jerusalem Fellow as an international leader in Jewish education by the Mandel School in Jerusalem.
Hebrew Union College –Jewish Institute of Religion provides the academic and professional training programs for the Reform Movement’s rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit professionals. 4,000 active alumni serve the Reform Movement’s 1.5 million members and nearly 900 congregations, representing the largest Jewish denomination in North America. Temple Beth El’s Patty Beck serves on the HUC-JIR Board of Governors, and our rabbis, Cantor Lori, and Heather Erez are alumni. Who we are at Temple Beth El was shaped by HUC – JIR.
Rabbi Aaron Panken z”l was a distinguished rabbi and scholar, dedicated teacher and exemplary leader of the Reform Movement for nearly three decades. He died tragically in a plane crash on May 5, 2018, age 53, while President of Hebrew Union College.