Rabbi Goldie Milgram presents Wisdom from Reb Zalman
Rabbi Goldie Milgram will offer a workshop about her new book, "Wisdom from Reb Zalman: Embracing the Jewish Spirit," published by Reclaiming Judaism Press. The book is a collection of 250 vignettes about Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2014), founder of the Jewish Renewal movement.
Reb Zalman was a spiritual leader with a deep commitment to interfaith work. He was initiated into Sufism, served as World Wisdom Chair at Naropa University (the only accredited, Buddhist-inspired university in the Western hemisphere), and was one of the rabbis whose meeting with the Dalai Lama was chronicled in "The Jew and the Lotus." His friendship with the Berrigan brothers, two activist Jesuit priests, inspired him to start the Shalom Center, a Jewish organization advocating for social and environmental justice. His blending of traditional Judaism with mysticism, social justice work, and spiritual practices filled with joyful singing and dancing has led to the Jewish Renewal movement, now with dozens of synagogues in the United States and abroad..
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You can read more about the book at http://www.reclaimingjudaism.org/node/699
Sponsor: P'nai Or of Portland