Finding Work-Life Balance: D’var in the Bar with Rabbi Zerin

Finding Work-Life Balance: D’var in the Bar with Rabbi Zerin | Ages 21+
Thursday, January 25 | 7:00-9:00pm
The Grange | 166 Broadway, Providence
No Cost to Attend

Finding balance and integration in all aspects of your life: what does Judaism have to say about being available at all times? Does Jewish practice inform your decision about work and life? What can Jewish tradition teach us about the need for restorative spaces? Join the discussion at Finding Work-Life Balance: D’var in the Bar with Rabbi Zerin.

Rabbi Rachel Zerin was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2015, where she also received her MA in Talmud. While at JTS, Rabbi Zerin served as student rabbi of Temple B’nai Shalom of Benton Harbor, MI and the Flemington Jewish Community Center in NJ, intern at Rutgers Hillel, and High Holiday rabbi/cantor at Syracuse University Hillel and Temple Aliyah of Needham, MA. Additionally, she completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education through JTS at the YM&WHA, where she offered pastoral counseling to seniors. Rabbi Zerin’s interests are many, and Talmud, social justice, and interfaith dialogue. Regarding the latter, Rabbi Zerin worked for the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme’s Summer School at Cambridge University, and was founder of If We Serve, an interfaith service-learning retreat. Prior to her rabbinical studies, Rabbi Zerin studied at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and earned her BA in Voice Performance and Religion from Syracuse University.

D’var in the Bar is a collaborative conversation on contemporary Torah topics that takes place periodically throughout the year. Each conversation will be led by a different speaker on a different theme. This year we have a series called “Being Millennial, Being Jewish,” where we discuss issues concerning Jews in postmodernity. D’var in the Bar is an opportunity for you to explore Jewish learning in a casual atmosphere while discussing fascinating and relevant topics.

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Finding Work-Life Balance: D’var in the Bar with Rabbi Zerin

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