CAI's Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shai Held
Friday, Jan. 11 – Saturday, Jan. 12
Rabbi Dr. Shai Held – theologian, scholar, and educator – is President, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar in New York City, where he also directs the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas. Previously, he served for six years as Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York City, and taught both theology and Halakhah at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also served as Director of Education at Harvard Hillel. A 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, Rabbi Held has been named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential rabbis in America. He holds a doctorate in religion from Harvard; his main academic interests are in modern Jewish and Christian thought, in biblical theology, and in the history of Zionism. Dr. Held’s visit will include delivering the Shabbat morning D’var Torah and an afternoon presentation on Saturday.
Saturday, Jan. 12
9:00am Shabbat Service; Rabbi Dr. Shai Held presents the D’var Torah, “Waiting for God”
3:45pm Rabbi Dr. Shai Held presents, “Compassion and the Heart of Jewish Spirituality”
4:45pm Mincha, followed at 5:15pm by Seudah Shlesheet (Third Meal), Ma’ariv and Havdallah