Temple Beth Zion, with the sponsorship of the Halpern Memorial Fund, enthusiastically welcomes innovative and learned Rabbis Rachel Barenblat and David Markus for an exciting weekend of Jewish innovation for mind, heart and spirit.
***All events on Friday and Saturday are at 805 Delaware Avenue, except where noted***
Friday, May 17
6:30 PM – Happy Half Hour
7 PM – Shabbat Evening Service led by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Markus.
After services, schmooze with our scholars at a special Oneg in honor of Justice Philip Halpern – sponsored by the Clergy of TBZ.
Saturday, May 18
9:15 AM – Special Torah Study with Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Markus: A Torah of Time.
Delve into Parshat Emor’s wisdom on celebrating, bending and transcending time.
10:30 AM – Shabbat Morning Service led by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Markus.
12:30 PM – Kiddush Lunch (RSVP to Becky at 836-6565 or email@example.com no later than May 10).
2:30 PM – Psalms of the Heart: Voices of Tradition, Voices of Today.
Rabbi Rachel Barenblat leads a journey through ancient and contemporary Psalms, weaving the emotions and meanings of traditional Psalms from our liturgy, and offering all of us the path of the
psalmist for today and tomorrow.
4:00 PM – Shul and State: Value Voters and Power in Jewish Community.
Rabbi David Markus helps us explore Judaism’s “separation of powers” in history and modernity. What are “Jewish values” for voters of yesterday and today, and what are the spiritual implications for
Twenty-First Century life?
7:00 PM – The Light of Transition: #BeALight Havdalah
Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Markus lead a sunset of poetry, song, and spirit. ** We will meet at Broderick Park overlooking the Niagara River for this quick gathering. **
Sunday, May 19 – LaG b’Omer Picnic at the Broder Center, 700 Sweet Home Road.
11:00 AM – Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Markus will help inspire our entire community as we celebrate the end of the Religious School Year and LaG b’Omer – the traditional late Spring festival.
With warmth, humor, familiarity and innovation, Rabbis Barenblat and Markus will offer Jewish forms and tools to bring new vitality and relevance to Jewish life. As Senior Builders of Bayit, a spiritual incubator for
Jewish research and development across all denominations, Rabbis Barenblat and Markus use their nationally recognized Jewish leadership and their deeply lived ethics to help all of us become builders of the