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Learning Theme Program Projections... 5780

“What the world religions share is not so much a finish line as a starting point. And where they begin is the simple observation: something is wrong with the world…life is out of balance…They diverge sharply when they move from diagnosing the human problem to prescribing how to solve it… One of the most common misconceptions about the world religions is that they plumb the same depths and ask the same questions. They do not…Yet every religion asks about the human condition. Here we are in these bodies. What now? What next? What are we to become?” [God Is Not One, Prof Stephen Prothero, Introduction]

The Dignity of Difference Series

“…You don’t have to believe in God to want to understand how belief in God has transformed societies from ancient to modern. And you don’t have to be baptized into Christianity or married to a Muslim to want to understand the work that rituals do to the people who undergo them…The spiritually curious searching for new answers will find plenty in the lives of Hindus, Confucians…Even those settled in their religious [or nonreligious] ways should find opportunities to reimagine their religious commitments by comparing and contrasting them with different ways of being religious.” [Prof Stephen Prothero, God is Not One; Introduction]

Monthly, beginning Oct 25…

4th Friday Feature— Celebrating the Sacred Other
6:30 PM Shabbat Family-Style Dinner…
Conversation in Covenant “No religion is an island.” [Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel]
Guest Spiritual Leader/Teacher sharing a Table-Talk Dialogue Q & A…
8:00 PM Shabbat Worship
With Guest Spiritual Leader/Teacher highlighting different ways of being religious,
Sharing key aspects of their tradition/ritual, conveying key aims of their faith.

wFriday, October 25th we welcome members of St Thomas Church, Mamaroneck, & their spiritual leader, Rev Carol Gadsden
Eucharist/Easter Vigil—Our Jewish Roots

wFriday, November 22nd we welcome members of St. Augustine’s Church, Larchmont, NY, and their spiritual leader Monsignor Tom Kelly

wFriday, January 17th we welcome members of Strait Gate Church and their spiritual leader Bishop Wayne Powell



Kristalnacht Speaker & Service
Friday, Nov 8th, Shabbat Services
Remembering Auschwitz—Transforming Our World
Dr. Elena G. Procario-Foley, Ph.D.,
Assoc Prof of Religion, Iona, Jewish-Catholic Relations

The Religious Studies Department at Iona offers a life-changing spring study abroad experience in Poland, MEMORY & RECONCILIATION. Sponsored by Iona’s endowed professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies, the program brings faculty and students to Auschwitz for an intensive week of study and seminar, transforming memory into hope for a new day. Dr Procario-Foley leads this journey.

Reimagining Faith in the Modern Age
Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Acclaimed Author of The Cloister, Constantine’s Sword & Christ Actually
Sunday afternoon, November 17, 2019
Larchmont Temple, 75 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont. NY

HOW can affirming the permanent Jewishness of Jesus help us retrieve new hope for the redemption of humankind?

3:30 – 4:00 PM…Refreshments…Wine & Cheese…

4:00 PM…Keynote Presentation

Followed by Q & A…and Book-signing with James Carroll

A Larchmont-Mamaroneck Community Gathering with Inter-faith Book-Groups to follow


4 Session mini-mester, Thursdays Jan: 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 7:15-9:30 PM

Courses on approaches to understanding the “Other”

mThe Jewish JESUS…Historical Context, Textual Insights & Jewish Perspective Today, Teacher: Ze’ev Aviezer

mThe Bible’s Cutting-Room Floor…Ancient Answers to Good & Evil for our World Today, Teacher: Rabbi Larry Hoffman



AND there is MORE to come!!

Wed, November 13 2019 15 Cheshvan 5780