The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community program welcomes Michel Richard, PhD as he shares his journey revealing some aspects into the human quest for spiritual knowledge and how that may manifest individual choices we make along the way.
From encounter groups in the 60s, a pilgrimage to India, an initiation into Transcendental Meditation by an ex-nun, volunteer work at Lourdes, to attending services at Congregation Ahavath Sholom, the Friends Meeting House, and to Thich Naht Hanh meditaion group, Richard will reflect upon these explorations and share in discussion the audiences' journeys as well. Suggested reading: Varieties of Religious Experience by William James.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.