7:00 - 8:30 pm
$18, Discounted Member Price, $12
The 10 days of Awe are a time when we, as Jews, reflect on our life-path and journey. Throughout our life there have been moments when we have been mistreated and/or hurt by others. Our High Holiday Class on forgiveness will give participants the opportunity to reflect on their relationships and begin to explore how forgiveness can help and empower the process of teshuvah, repentance. The course will look at different theological and personal perspectives on how forgiving is a Jewish value and how the act can improve our lives.
Rabbi Jesse Gallop is the rabbi at Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation in Virginia. His areas of interest are working with interfaith families and using Jewish text as inspiration and self-reflection. At Beth Chaverim he teaches both adult and high school education. His outlook on Jewish living is, “Judaism should not control who a person is; rather, our texts and traditions should be used as a mirror so that we accurately look at ourselves, shedding layers, seeing our beauty and our flaws.”
Contact: Jean Graubart at (202) 777-3268 with questions or Justin Lerner at (202) 777-3253
Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J's Kurlander Program for Gay & Lesbian Outreach and Engagement (GLOE).