Temple Beth Shalom of Hudson, OH, and Hillel at Kent State are joining together to hire a full time rabbi to fulfill rabbinic duties for both organizations. This unique opportunity to engage a high quality candidate was born of a synergy in rabbinic transitions for both organizations.
When hired, the rabbi will serve as Senior Jewish Educator for Hillel and Congregational Rabbi for Temple Beth Shalom. “Temple Beth Shalom is very excited about the concept of a shared rabbi with Hillel of Kent State.” says Eric Chupack, President of Temple Beth Shalom, “We feel that there are lots of possibilities and the timing is right to collaborate together.”
The rabbi will divide time nearly evenly between the organizations, notably spending the High Holidays with Temple Beth Shalom and working from the offices at Hillel. As a member of Hillel’s staff, they will spark a curiosity for lifelong Jewish learning and steward students’ continued growth on their Jewish journey. “A Senior Jewish Educator will add more opportunities for students to broaden their Jewish knowledge, create positive Jewish experiences and champion core Jewish values.” Hillel at Kent State Board Chair, Robert Minster says, “While the focus of the educator will be with Jewish students, the impact of the educator will be felt campus-wide. We are excited to once again have a Senior Jewish Educator as part of our Hillel staff.”
The Chosen People?
A Film about Jewish Identity
SUN April 22 | 2pm
$12 general; $6 Maltz Museum Members
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Join us for a timely exploration of Jewish identity from local filmmaker Joshua Gippin—what does it mean to be “chosen” and how does that shape perceptions both within and outside the Jewish community? The film spans 3000 years of history, but it is also intensely personal, featuring the filmmaker’s non-Jewish wife and young kids, other family members, friends, and many local religious leaders. A panel discussion with local rabbis will follow the screening.
Joshua Gippin, Producer/Director
The Chosen People? A Film about Jewish Identity
The TBS Book Club will read Rachel Kadish's The Weight of Ink. This is Kadish's third novel, and it was just named one of the winners of the National Jewish Book Award.
The date we'll be discussing it is Sunday, April 15, at 7 pm, at Mitch Fromm's house.
About the book:
Set in London of the 1660s and in the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of an American graduate student, and in a race with another fast-moving team of historians, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe, the elusive “Aleph.” Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices women must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.