Scholar in Residence: “Awakening to the Living Presence of the Divine”

We invite you to listen, learn, and explore together at our upcoming Scholar in Residence weekend with world renowned theologian and pioneer of Jewish mystical studies, Dr. Melila Hellner-Eshed.

Thursday Oct. 25 – Sunday, Oct. 28

To register, please click here.

For advance prep materials, please click here


Weekend Schedule:

Sparks: Spiritual Awakenings 

October 25 

7 PM – Sparks dialogue with Rabbi David Ingber in conversation with Dr. Melila Hellner-Eshed on the nature of spiritual awakenings

8:30 PM – Dessert reception and book signing

The Call: The Path of the Mystic in the Zohar

October 26th

8:15 PM (Following Services) – A light community meal of delicious vegetarian Turkish cuisine

9:00 PM – Teaching from Dr. Hellner-Eshed

Divine Illuminations: Teachings on the Biblical Portion Vayera

October 27 

9 AM – A special session of The Open Book taught by Dr. Hellner-Eshed on Saturday morning before Shabbat services

As Above, so Below: Exploring the Path of Awakening

October 27

4:00 PM – Teaching from Dr. Hellner-Eshed

5:00 PM – Community meal

6:15 PM – Musical Havdalah

The Mystery of Torah and the Parable of the Beloved in the Castle

October 28

11:00 AM – Teaching from Dr. Hellner-Eshed on the mystery of Torah and the parable of the beloved in the castle

12:30 PM – Community brunch


If you have any questions about programing or registration, please contact Education Administrator Eden Sidney Foster at eden@romemu.org.

This program has been made possible by a generous donation by an anonymous donor.