Prayer (tefillah) is a central pillar of Judaism, relating back to the biblical command to “serve God with your whole heart” (Deuteronomy 11:13). Prayer is equally critical to synagogues and temples, historically serving as their core mission. Does that core mission remain today, and if not, what role does prayer play in the 21st century? How have denominational differences led to changes in our tefillah? And, of particular importance, how do we as a congregation, community, and denominationally, make prayer engaging for younger generations?
Join with Jewish Studies and members of the community as Rabbis Stephanie Alexander (KKBE), Adam Rosenbaum (Emanu-El) and Moshe Davis (BSBI) discuss these questions and offer their observations related to the role of prayer in our community, focusing particularly on the institutions that they represent.
The Three Rabbi Panel is supported by the Stanley and Charlot Karesh Family Fund, an endowment given by the Karesh family in the spring of 2015 in support of Jewish Studies’ community outreach programming. Stanley obm and Charlot have been lifelong pillars of the Charleston Jewish community, and of Jewish Studies. We are incredibly grateful for their support, and for their broad vision of K’lal Yisrael.
Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, KKBE, BSBI, Synagogue Emanu-El