About The Event

Organized by: 
IAC Boston & Community Volunteers
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
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1320 Center Street
02459 Newton , MA

Join us for a special study for Purim sponsored by IAC Boston, Hebrew College and Lomdim Torah Together.

"Alternative Realities: Purim & the Possibility of Transformation - Jewish Mystical Insights for Contemporary Life"

Spoiler Alert: A Theory of Laughter & the Meaning of the Book of Esther

An intertextual exploration of the biblical text, hasidic sources, and recent writing on laughter.

Rabbi Dr. Nehemia Polen is a leading expert in Hasidism and Jewish thought. Rabbi Polen is an award-winning writer, who has published widely in academic and popular contexts. Prior to his career in Jewish academia, he served for 23 years as a congregational rabbi.

Turning Away to Come Together: Rabbi Isaac Luria’s Vision of Purim & Sacred Time

Using this great mystical master’s (16th-century) theory of eternal cycles of creation and becoming, we will study his vision of Purim and the spring season.

Rabbi Ebn Leader is a founding faculty member of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, where he teaches a range of courses on Jewish thought and practice. Rabbi Leader is an internationally-recognized Jewish spiritual teacher and an authority on Jewish prayer.

From Sinai to Purim and Beyond: Uncovering the Sacred

Following in the footsteps of Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev (18th-century), we will explore the themes of revelation, concealment, and the ongoing quest for meaning and purpose.

Rabbi Or Rose is the founding director of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College. He publishes widely in the fields of Jewish mysticism and spirituality and interreligious engagement.

Prior registration is required - no walk-ins will be permitted!

Contact Details

Shiran Maimon, Community Outreach Manager
(617) 795-3400 ext. 211