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Scholar In Residence - October 27 – 29, 2023

Rabbi David Teutsch, Scholar in Residence
October 27 - 29, 2023

On Monday, October 2, Ross Brann will teach an Adult Education class entitled, Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Reform: The Matrix of American Judaism.”

During this year’s Scholar in Residence Program, we aim to build upon Ross’s teaching by providing our congregation with the opportunity to experience both the Reconstructionist movement and the Renewal movement, each of which shares the space between Reform and Orthodox with the Conservative movement.

A person with a beard and glassesDescription automatically generatedRabbi David A. Teutsch is Wiener Professor Emeritus at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he previously served as president for a decade, and later as founding director of the Center for Jewish Ethics. He also served as executive director of the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Havurot, as program director of the National Jewish Resource Center (now known as CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership), and as a congregational rabbi.

Rabbi Teutsch is the editor in chief of the groundbreaking seven-volume Kol Haneshamah prayer book series, and of a three-volume Guide to Jewish Practice, the first volume of which won a National Jewish Book Award, as well as dozens of other books and articles. His latest book, co-written with Marilyn Price, is From Gratitude to Blessings and Back. He earned his A.B. with honors from Harvard University, his ordination from HUC-JIR in New York, and his PhD at the Wharton School, where his dissertation was on organizational ethics. He also holds four honorary degrees.

An internationally known consultant and trainer, primarily to not-for-profit organizations and synagogues, Rabbi Teutsch has been helping organizations for over 35 years.

A past president of the Society of Jewish Ethics and of the Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics, he has served on a broad variety of boards and editorial boards. He is also an avid biker
Weekend Schedule:
Friday Evening Oct 27:
       6:00PM Dinner by Reservation
       7:30PM Services led by Rabbi Teutsch,
Rabbi Teutsch will lead services using the Reconstructionist Prayer Book and point out liturgical and theological differences between the Reconstructionist and Conservative movements. 
Rabbi Teutsch will speak on "Exploring the Reconstructionist Approach to Jewish Living."
        8:30PM Oneg Shabbat
Saturday Oct 28:
       10:00AM Services led by Rabbi Teutsch
       12:00PM Lunch by Reservation
         1:00PM Talk: Reconstructionist Responses to Contemporary Issues
         7:00PM Havdalah Gathering and Program:
"Reconstructionism in Action: Personal and Communal Decision Making."
Sunday Oct 29:
          9:00AM Morning Minyan
        10:00AM Program led by Rabbi Teutsch, “The Role of the Rabbi”

1. Registrant Information
2. Donation
Our Scholar in Residence program can only happen with your support.
Please give generously.  Donations will be acknowledged in the
Scholar in Residence program and the TBE Bulletin.

Donation Levels:
Benefactor      $5,000 and up            
Patron             $1,000 and up            
Sustainer         $   500 and up            
Supporter        $   100 and up            
Contributor     $18 - $99
3. Dinner Reservations and Payment

Donations at the Sustainer, Patron, and Benefactor levels include all meals,
but please fill in the numbers attending from your household so that
we can plan quantities.

These recommended meal contributions cover the costs of meals.
If these amounts are a financial burden, please give what you can, and please come.

Friday Evening Catered Shabbat Dinner (Suggested donation):

Adults:  $25 per person
Pre-B'nai Mitzvah: $12.50 per person
Under 6 years old: $6.00 per person

Suggested donation $25 per adult
Suggested donation $12.50 per pre-B'nai-Mitzvah
Suggested donation $6.00 per under 6 year old attending

Shabbat Lunch (Suggested Donation):

Adults:  $20 per person
Pre-B'nai Mitzvah: $10 per person
Under 6 years old: $5.00 per person

Suggested donation $20 per adult
Suggested donation $10 per pre-B'nai-Mitzvah
Suggested donation $5.00 per under 6 year old attending
4. Payment
After clicking "Submit" you will be directed to the payment page.  Logged in members may choose "Bill to my account" and mail their check to the TBE office with "Scholar in Residence" in the memo line. 
You may also pay now by credit card or ACH if previously set up for your account.  Please consider adding 3% to your donation to cover our fees for credit card payments.  You may use an ACH payment without any additional fees.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at this event!
Mon, September 25 2023 10 Tishrei 5784