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    Return: An Evening of Spiritual Direction

    with Darren Kleinberg and Tova Birnbaum

    When: Thursday, 9/13/2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Export event

    Where: Room D-117, Art Studio

    OFJCCAs the Jewish calendar shifts from the New Year (Rosh Hashanah) to the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), you are invited to participate in an evening of spiritual direction. Coming together in community, we will have an opportunity to pause, reflect, learn, sing and share as we strive to realize the potential of this time of return (teshuvah). Join Rabbi Darren Kleinberg and Tova Birnbaum in an exploration of the themes of repentance, forgiveness and healing. All are welcome!


    Darren Kleinberg is Head of School at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto. Previously, he served as the founding Executive Director of Valley Beit Midrash in Phoenix, AZ, an innovative organization that brings new and exciting Jewish programming to the Greater Phoenix area in a welcoming, pluralistic setting. Rabbi Kleinberg received his ordination in Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in 2005 and is a faculty member of the Wexner Heritage Program. The title of his recently published book is Hybrid Judaism: Irving Greenberg, Encounter, and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Identity (Academic Studies Press, 2016). 

    Tova Birnbaum is the Director of Jewish Content at the  Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. She was born in B'nai B'rak in an Ultra-Orthodox home and was one of the founders of the BINA Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv. Tova had recently served as the Central Shlicha (emissary), Director of the North America Region of the World Zionist Organization. She is a teacher of Talmudic Rabbinic Literature, a Judaic studies lecturer and a Theater Midrash workshop facilitator. She is also a Secular Jewish Life-cycle Ceremonies officiant. Tova is an actress and a Jewish performance artist. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and Jewish philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master's degree in theater from Tel Aviv University. 



    Thursday, September 13
    7:30–9:00 PM
    Room D-120, Club-J office
    Contact: Tova Birnbaum | (650) 223-8694 | [email protected] 


    Registration is closed for this event.

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