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Saturday, February 16 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
We Can Only Bless What Is: An Uncomplicated Take on Blessing

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For all that is hard about prayer, blessing is remarkably easy. Fundamentally, blessing is about seeing and responding.  Mostly, it requires just the rudiments of spirituality: wonder, humility and gratitude. This interactive text study session draws from both more and less familiar passages in Torah, Midrash and the Siddur (prayerbook). All texts will be provided in Hebrew and English. We’ll learn about a little insight that’s also a big idea.

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Joel Alter

Joel Alter is Director of Admissions for JTS's Rabbinical and Cantorial schools, where he shepherds new leaders of the Jewish people. During his 16 years in Jewish day schools as a teacher, rabbi, and administrator, Joel helped articulate pluralistic school culture. A commitment to mission-driven institutions informs his work. Joel also serves on the board of Nehirim, a community of LGBT Jews. He loves Shabbat, Torah, Hebrew, hiking, good friends... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Princeton concourse level