The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Connecting with Community series will be joined by maggid (storyteller) David Arfa for "A Sense of Wonder: Journeying with Rabbi Heschel and Rachel Carson."
Says Arfa: “Rabbi AJ Heschel and Rachel Carson are two giants who were both filled with wonder. They are, respectively, pillars in both the Jewish community and the environmental community. During the first half of our workshop, through close textual reading, we will explore their nuanced understandings about wonder and awe and find relevance for us today. During the second half, we will take the time to remember and share our own wondrous encounters with the natural world. Through this process, we will place wonder in a Jewish context and deepen our personal sense of awe."
David Arfa is dedicated to Judaism's storytelling heritage and ancient environmental wisdom.
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.