Explore a poetic approach and interpretation to two essays of A. D. Gordon, a 19th-century and early 20th-century labor Zionist and secular spiritual leader, about our relationship to the land and nature. Rabbi Katy Allen, who translated the essays, will lead the two sessions, which will include a discussion of the essays and of our spiritual connection to the land.
Free to members of Temple Ohabei Shalom. $15/session for non-members, payment of cash or check made out to Ma’yan Tikvah, will be collected at the door.
About the teacher:
Rabbi Katy Allen began her career as a high school science teacher. After her ordination in 2005 from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, N.Y., she became a board certified chaplain through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains and served as a chaplain at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In 2008, she founded Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope, an alternative congregation with outdoor services. In 2013, Rabbi Allen co-founded the Jewish Climate Action Network to provide a platform for climate activism within the Jewish community. She also serves as the facilitator of the One Earth Collaborative, a program of Open Spirit, where she facilitates programs for all ages that connect spirit and nature. Her passion is eco-chaplaincy.+ More... - Less...