Rabbi Lawrence Kushner slated for M’kor Shalom scholar weekend

Cong. M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill will feature a “Weekend of Wonder,” with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner as the scholar-in-residence Apr. 1-3. He will bring his talents as a teacher and a master storyteller with a distinctive sense of humor to help attendees learn about Judaism and themselves.

Widely known as one of the most creative religious writers in America, Kushner takes ancient words, texts and rituals and makes them accessible to modern Jews in their everyday lives. He is the best-selling author of 15 books, including “Honey from the Rock,” “Kabbalah: A Love Story,” “Invisible Lines of Connection,” and “I’m God, You’re Not.”

Rabbi Lawrence Kushner of M'Kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner of M’Kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ

Kushner will be the featured speaker throughout the weekend, starting with a special Erev Shabbat service at 8 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 1. Saturday, Apr. 2 will include Torah study with him, and Shabbat service, a Lunch and Learn discussion of Kabbalah, and an intimate donor reception late afternoon followed by Havdalah service at sundown. Brunch on Sunday, Apr. 3 at 10:30 a.m. will wrap up with a full discussion of the theme: “Finding the Wonder within the Everyday” (a.k.a. “What Really Happened at Sinai”).

Most of the events are free and open to the community. There is a charge of $15 for the Saturday Lunch and Learn, and $25 for the Sunday Brunch. Sponsorships are available at $90 and $180 with special opportunities to meet with Rabbi Kushner in a more intimate setting.

The weekend is made possible through the generous support of Cong. M’kor Shalom’s Helen and Leon Weinberg Scholar-in-Residence Endowment Fund and a grant from the Community Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation.

For more information and to sign up online, visit www.mkorshalom.org s

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