Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Marc Margolius
February 9, 10, & 11
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).
Listen to Rabbi Andrea London interview Rabbi Marc Margolius!
Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Friday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Shabbat Oneg)
Following services, including a D'var Torah by Rabbi Margolius, we will have a festive Shabbat dinner. Dinner is $16 per adult and $10 per child (age 5-12) by Wednesday, February 7; $20 and $14 thereafter. RSVP by email or call 847-869-4230 ext. 301.
Kahal Shabbat Morning Service
Shabbat, February 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Rabbi Marc Mogolius will deliver the D'var Torah.
Mindful Jewish Parenting Through Middot: Staying True to Yourself & Resisting Peer Pressure by Practicing Emet/Truth
Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 a.m.
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.
Rabbi Marc Margolius is a Senior Program Director at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, where he directs clergy alumni programs, the Kivvun program for lay leaders, and the Tikkun Middot Project, which infuses mindfulness and middot practice throughout congregational life. He authors "Mindful Torah: Engaging the Better Angels of our Nature," a program of Jewish spiritual practice based upon studying Torah through the lens of mindfulness and middot (spiritual/ethical qualities).
As spiritual leader at West End Synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side from 2010-17, Rabbi Margolius developed a systemic congregational model integrating mindfulness practice with middot. At Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley PA from 1989-2002, he helped develop a national model of the synagogue as a Shabbat-centered community constructed around intergenerational learning. Rabbi Margolius previously conceived and directed the Legacy Heritage Innovation Project, an initiative supporting systemic educational transformation in congregations. He has served as Director of Jewish Life and Identity for the JCCs of Philadelphia, and taught at the Center for Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania. Rabbi Margolius was ordained in 1989 at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School. He lives in New York with his wife, Rabbi Ayelet Cohen and three children.