Changing the World From the Inside Out

November 12, 2017 Acton Free 0

Partisan rancor, threats of war, rising anti-Semitism and racism and real challenges to our democratic institutions characterize public life in the United States today. Jewish tradition calls on us respond to these challenges in public life and work to make the world a better place. How do we draw on the rich spiritual resources of Judaism to support and inform this work of tikkun olam?

Rabbi David Jaffe will distill centuries of Jewish wisdom about cultivating and refining the inner life into an accessible program for building the qualities necessary for engaging in the work of sustainable change. Through explorations of deep motivation, inner drive, and traits like trust and anger, this presentation engages the audience in questions of self-development and transformation, demonstrating that sustainable tikkun olam is indeed a spiritual practice.

Rabbi David Jaffe is the author of “Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change,” winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Jewish Life. He is the Founder and Principal of Kirva Consulting, which helps individuals and organizations access spiritual wisdom for creating healthy, sustainable relationships and communities. David is the former Spiritual Advisor at Gann Academy and Social Justice Program Director at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. He teaches Mussar (applied Jewish ethics) nationally with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Mussar Institute and is an adjunct faculty member at Hebrew College. He has rabbinic ordination from The Bat Ayin Yeshiva in Israel and master’s degrees from the Columbia University School of Social Work and the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
* Registration closes on November 10th
Congregation Beth Elohim
133 Prospect St
Acton, MA 01720

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