Shabbat Services followed by Q&A with Special Guest, Rabbi Mark LevinDate: February 1, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sh’ma Listen! and Congregation Temple Israel Present: Praying the Bible: How Bible Quotations in Prayers Explode Meanings, End Boredom, and Make Each Praying Experience Unique
Join the community at Congregation Temple Israel for a special Shabbat evening with Author and Kansas City religious leader, Rabbi Mark Levin.
Friday, February 1, 2019 - Hosted at Congregation Temple Israel (#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141)
6:00 pm Pre-Oneg with appetizers and Shabbat wine in honor of Rabbi Levin
6:30 pm Shabbat Services & D’var Torah by Rabbi Levin
7:30 pm Desserts, meet & greet and book signing, and Q&A with Rabbi Levin
Rabbi Levin’s book will be available that evening for a suggested $20 donation.
This event is open to the community. Everyone is welcome to join!
This program is part of Jewish Federation of St. Louis’s Sh’ma Listen! Speaker Series.
About the Book: In this book, Praying the Bible: How Bible Quotations in Prayers Explode Meanings, End Boredom, and Make Each Praying Experience Unique, Rabbi Mark H. Levin explores, explains, and brings new meaning to the Jewish prayerbook by connecting Jewish history, contemporary living and you—the praying person. He shows how Jewish prayer implants history, values, and stories within you, within your soul, to call on whenever you need them to help with your life. When engaged with these insights, Jewish prayer can help you define a clearer destiny for you and for those whose lives you touch.
“Lovely… A beautiful blend of anecdote and insight… Recommended for all who wish to pray but are not sure why they should or even if they can.” -Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D
About Rabbi Levin: Rabbi Mark H. Levin, D.HL., served as Rabbi of Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, Kansas from 1988-2014. Prior to that, he served at Congregation B'nai Jehuda from 1976-88. As an active religious figure in his community, Rabbi Levin answers religious questions for McClatchey newspapers, which includes the Kansas City Star; serves part time as Chaplain for Jewish Family Services; volunteers at Village Shalom, a continuing-care retirement community; Co-Chairs Project Chai, a program reacting to trauma in the Jewish Community; co-leads grief support groups; and teacher Shabbat morning services at Congregation Beth Torah, just to name a few.
Rabbi Levin has authored two books: Praying the Bible: How Bible Quotations in Prayers Explode Meanings, End Boredom, and Make Each Praying Experience Unique; and To Hear, To Learn, To Teach and To Do: Sermons 1988-1996, which he self-published. He has also served on many boards including the Board of Research Psychiatric Hospital, the Advisory Committee to the AIDS Council, Jewish Federation, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and more.
Rabbi Levin resides in Kansas City, Missouri.
For more information on this week's Torah portion, visit the Union for Reform Judasim (URJ) website by clicking HERE.