Shabbat on Skis and Other Maine Adventures

Next Event: December 15, 2017 Lexington $15.00
(Photo: oneinchpunch/iStock)
(Photo: oneinchpunch/iStock)

We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting Rabbi Rachel M. Isaacs, the Dorothy “Bibby” Levine Alfond Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Colby College and the founding director of the Center for Small Town Jewish Life.

Isaacs was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2011 as a Wexner Graduate Fellow after starting rabbinical school at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Isaacs graduated summa cum laude from Wellesley College in 2005, and also studied at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Upon ordination, Isaacs assumed spiritual leadership of Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville, Maine, while teaching Hebrew and advising Hillel at Colby College. Isaacs has served on the Rabbinical School Advisory Committee of the Jewish Theological Seminary since 2011. Isaacs was named one of America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis by the Jewish Daily Forward in 2014, and was chosen to deliver the final White House Hanukkah benediction of the Obama Administration in 2016. She lives in Maine with her wife and two daughters.

Rabbi Isaacs will be with us on Friday, Dec. 15, through Saturday, Dec. 16, and she will discuss her path to serving a small-town Jewish community, as well as her adventures as a Maine rabbi. On Friday night Rabbi Isaacs will discuss her Institute for Small Town Judaism and her thoughts on building a multi-generational community after our community Shabbat dinner. In addition to her Saturday morning drashah at 11 a.m., from 1-2 p.m. Rabbi Isaacs will offer a text study on some of the classic texts dealing with LGBTQ issues.

Dinner on Friday costs $15. Please RSVP via email at

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Friday, December 15, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Temple Emunah
9 Piper Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
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$15.00 Per person for Friday night dinner

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