with Rabbi Marc Margolius
November 16, 17, 18
Middot: Nurturing the 'Better Angels of our Nature' in Challenging Times
How can Judaism help us actualize our innate potential to do the right thing, even in challenging circumstances? Rabbi Marc Margolius, of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, will explore how we can grow in awareness, develop greater wisdom, and bring our best selves to the
challenges of our day by integrating Jewish mindfulness practice and attention to middot (spiritual/ethical qualities).
Friday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. (Oneg begins at 5:45 p.m.)
Kabbalat Shabbat Service and congregational Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Margolius. Cantor Richard Cohn and the Adult Choir will be participating in this Service.
Dinner is $16 per adult, and $10 per child (age 5-12) by Wednesday, November 14; $20 | $14 thereafter. RSVP or call 847-869-4230 ext. 301.
Saturday, November 17, 9:30 a.m.
Rabbi Margolius will deliver the D’var Torah at Shabbat morning service. There will also be a Kahal Shabbat Children's Program during the service. Congregational vegetarian and nut-free potluck to follow services.
Sunday, November 18, 9:30 a.m.
Mindful Jewish Parenting Through Middot: Staying True to Yourself and Resisting Peer Pressure by Practicing Emet/Truth
How can we and our children stay true to our core values and personal instincts in the face of prevailing cultural trends and peer pressure? In an interactive workshop, Rabbi Margolius will explore how we (and our children) can grow spiritually and ethically by parenting more mindfully and cultivating our inner quality of Emet/Truth—our capacity to stay true to ourselves—even when it means resisting the current headwinds.