Events / Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Featured Speaker: Rabbi Adina Lewittes


Featured Speaker: Rabbi Adina Lewittes

“What We Talk About When We Talk About Intermarriage”

A values-based, text-based, inclusive communal conversation.

Don’t miss R’Lewittes, speaking at Shabbat AM services and during lunch, Saturday January 27 at Shalhevet.

Bio: Adina founded Sha’ar Communities in Bergen County, New Jersey, offering creative and diverse portals into Jewish life and fellowship and new forms of membership and engagement as an effort to contribute to the evolving landscape of American Jewish identity. In addition, she serves on the senior rabbinic team at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City, a leading congregation recognized for its spiritual and social activism, and is a member of senior rabbinic faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Adina is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in NYC. Previously, Adina served as the Assistant Dean of the Rabbinical School at JTS, and founded a synagogue in Englewood, New Jersey, modeling shared leadership and collective communal responsibility. Adina regularly enjoys speaking engagements in the US and Canada and publishing essays on topics including Jewish identity, leadership, Jewish innovation, sexual/gender diversity, and contemporary Jewish spirituality. She is a leading voice in the conversation around intermarriage and multifaith/multiheritage Jewish family engagement. She is married to Andi Lewittes, and has four children and two stepchildren.

Featured Speaker Series sponsored by the Lisa and Maury Friedman Foundation

And check out R’Lewittes’ Tablet piece, “Intermarriage, I Do!

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