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Scholar-in-Residence Weekend 2024 with Rabbi Leonard Gordon

Learn with our 2024 Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Leonard Gordon, Chair of the National Council of Synagogues and a frequent teacher in the Me'ah program at Hebrew College


Theme for the Weekend:

"How we as Jews interact with the world around us in the aftermath of October 7th and the trauma those attacks unleashed"

Speaker Events:

  • Session 1: Friday, February 9 • 7:30 PM – Shabbat Service: Rabbi Gordon will provide the drash, speaking on: Interfaith Dialogue through the lens of October 7th: Reflections on a recent visit to the Gaza border. This will be offered in person in the CBE Sanctuary and via Zoom (Zoom log-in provided with registration)
  • Session 2: Saturday, February 10 • 9:30 AM – Shabbat Service followed by Torah Study with Rabbi Gordon (about 10:30 AM):  Rabbi Gordon will lead a discussion on: Parshat Mishpatim; Legislating Emotions: Setting Boundaries for Anger. This will be offered in person in the CBE Sanctuary and via Zoom (Zoom log-in provided with registration).  If joining via Zoom, you will find the Torah Study text here.
  • Session 3: Saturday, February 10 • 6:00 PM – Havdalah service at a congregant's home: Rabbi Gordon will lead a discussion on: Shared stories, different traditions: Decoding Islam for Jews. This will be offered in person only; location will be provided with registration.

SIGN UP BELOW for 1, 2, or all 3 sessions and join us to learn together.  You must register to receive the address where the Saturday evening event will be held.

While there is no charge for these events, donations to the CBE Adult Education Fund are always appreciated. For those who are not members of CBE, we suggest a donation of $36. Click HERE and select Adult Education Fund from the dropdown menu.  

About the Speaker:

Rabbi Leonard Gordon chairs the National Council of Synagogues, the organization that facilitates interfaith dialogue for Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative Jews. A frequent teacher in the Me'ah program* at Hebrew College, he is currently planning a Me'ah trip to Andalusia (Spain) this May.

Rabbi Gordon has master's degrees in comparative religion from Brown and Columbia Universities and a Master's of Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he was ordained. In 2018, he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in interfaith studies from the Andover Newton Theological School. He recently served as Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Canton, MA.

•Me'ah is an intensive Adult Learning experience offered by Hebrew College. Many CBE congregants have participated in Me'ah classes.



2024 Scholar-in-Residence with Rabbi Leonard Gordon

Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 sessions.  You will receive a confirmation email with attendance information.  

Complete this if you plan to attend either of the Friday or Saturday morning services in person and/or if you plan to attend the Havdalah service with light dinner at a congregant's home, offered only in person.


Wed, April 17 2024 9 Nisan 5784