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Learning Opportunities with Rabbi Stone
February 24, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Learning Opportunities with Rabbi Stone, Beth Shalom’s 1st Rabbi
- Thursday, Feb 22, 7:30pm
The Radical Humanism of Kabbalah-Mussar from the evidence of Tomar Devorah, a 16th century text which grounds the pursuit of holiness through ethics in a Kabbalistic framework.
- Shabbat, February 24th, approximately 11:15am, D’var Torah
- Shabbat, February 24th, 1:15pm
Join Rabbis Stone and Borodin for an interactive conversation as they reflect on the blessings, challenges, trends and changes they observed in the rabbinate in general and in their rabbinates at Beth Shalom. This conversation will be moderated by Rabbi Paula Rose. Part of Rabbis Stone and Borodin’s conversation will reflect questions from the CBS community that have been submitted in advance. We welcome you to email Rabbi Borodin with questions and topics that you would be interested in hearing discussed by Jan 25th .
- Saturday Feb 24th, 7:30pm – 50th Anniversary Gala, where Rabbi Ira and Annie Stone are our guests of honor. Click Here for more information.
Rabbi Ira Stone is the Rosh Yishiva of the Mussar Leadership Program. He also served as Rabbi of Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel in Philadelphia from 1988 to 2015. Before coming to Philadelphia he served as spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom in Seattle, Washington for nine years.
In addition to his work in the pulpit, Rabbi Stone has written articles on theology and rabbinics for various journals including Conservative Judaism, Wellspring Journal, Middlebury College Magazine and Kerem. He also authored “Seeking the Path to Life” which was published in 1992 by Jewish Lights Publishing and “Reading Levinas/Reading Talmud” which was published in 1997 by The Jewish Publication Society. “A Responsible Life: Mussar As A Spiritual Path,” was published by Aviv Press in the Fall of 2006. The Jewish Publication Society also published Rabbi Stone’s contemporary commentary on Mordechai Kaplan’s translation of Messilat Yesharim by Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzatto.
Rabbi Stone is married to Annie and they are the parents of Tamar, Yoshi and Shuli.