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Evolve Web Conversation: Holding the Pain & the Love

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - 2:00 pm EDT

Join us for a real-time web conversation on Tuesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. EDT with Rabbi Amy Eilberg, based on her Evolve essay, “Holding the Pain and the Love.”

Rabbi Eilberg will discuss the pain experienced by lifelong lovers of Israel as we, like her, find the current developments in Israel/Palestine. 

Rabbi Amy Eilberg
Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She serves as a spiritual director, peace and justice educator, and teacher of Mussar. She currently chairs two anti-racism committees: one at Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto, Calif., and one for the Conservative Movement. Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in March 2014. She is a loving wife and mother, and an exuberant grandmother.

About Evolve
Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations is an initiative of Reconstructing Judaism. We seek to promote the ongoing evolution of the Jewish community by launching collective, communal conversations about the urgent issues of our day. To that end, Evolve brings multiple voices together to listen to one another’s point of view and to interact respectfully. In an era when it has become ever more difficult to remain open to viewpoints that differ from our own, Evolve cultivates covenantal conversations even when we disagree. In this way, we hope to enhance the ongoing evolution of Jewish civilization.

Learn more on our Evolve website.

Evolve does not endorse every viewpoint presented on its platform. Its goal is to cultivate groundbreaking, constructive, respectful conversations about urgent issues of concern. Evolve makes space for a wide range of viewpoints and seeks to support constructive debate while abiding by the values of tzelem Elohim (regarding and treating all people as created in the divine image), kavod (respect), redifat shalom (pursuing peace) and makhloket leshem shamayim (disagreements for the sake of heaven).

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