Temple Beth El Hosts Rabbi Amy Scheinerman for a Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
Rabbi Amy Scheinerman, an insightful scholar and inspiring teacher of Jewish sources, from Torah to Talmud, and from Family to Fanaticism, will join Temple Beth El and Hebrew High for a weekend of learning and discussion, Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 21.
Rabbi Scheinerman has served congregations of multiple denominations, edits the Torah Commentary column of the Newsletter for the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis Responsa Committee.
As a teacher, Rabbi Scheinerman inspires with easy and approachable explanations of ancient, archaic, and complicated rabbinic and medieval thoughts. I have watched her teach a room full of scholars, easily using everyone’s questions as springboards to relevant discussions. Our Temple Beth El Talmud Lunch groups regularly uses her Ten Minutes of Talmud teachings to spark conversations that clarify and deepen our experience of Judaism, no matter what our experience in learning.
Over the course of her weekend here in Charlotte, Rabbi Scheinerman will lead the following:
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Relationships: Building a Better Us
Friday, February 19, at 6:00 PM, she will offer reflections from the Talmud on navigating the relationships in our life, at Shabbat Worship at Temple Beth El, in the Blumenthal Sanctuary.
Saturday, February 20, at 9:00 AM, Rabbi Scheinerman will lead a session discussing various Jewish traditions that warn us of the dangers of extremism, at Temple Beth El, in the Archer Chapel. This session will be completely accessible to everyone regardless of background.
Saturday, February 20, during the evening, Rabbi Scheinerman will teach our teens during the Consolidated Hebrew High School Eighth and Ninth Grade Retreat.
The Rabbis’ Radical Views of God
Sunday, February 21, at 11:00 AM, Rabbi Scheinerman will lead a brunch and learn about our Sages’ struggles with relationships, emotions, and moral choices, and how their ideas of an imperfect God helped create models for human behavior, at Temple Beth El in the Levine Social Hall. This session will be completely accessible to everyone regardless of background.
Rabbi Amy Scheinerman received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University; has studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Princeton Theological Seminary; and was ordained in 1984 at HUC-JIR in New York, where she also received a Doctor of Divinity in 2009. Rabbi Scheinerman is the hospice rabbi in Howard County, Maryland, and teaches in a variety of venues. She has recently served on the CCAR Board of Trustees, as president of both the Greater Carolinas Association of Rabbis and the Baltimore Board of Rabbis. She has served Conservative, Reform, and unaffiliated congregations.
We look forward to learning with Rabbi Scheinerman, February 19 - 21 and hope you will join us for any or all of these events.
We are honored that Rabbi Amy Scheinerman will join us this year as the Sadie Levin Scholar-in-Residence. Norm Levin, Honorary Lifetime President of TBE, established the Scholar-in-Residence in honor of his mother, Sadie Levin, who was committed to Jewish learning, Jewish life and Jewish community.