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Shabbat Services and Special Oneg Celebrating Rabbi Eger

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Guest Speakers:

Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs

Rabbi Steven Jacobs founded the Progressive Faith Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the cause of interfaith acceptance among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. In addition, Rabbi Steven Jacobs maintains involvement with the Muslim-American Homeland Security Congress of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

Possessing an extensive background of academic and practical training, Rabbi Steven Jacobs began preparing for his career as a student at New York University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Following this, he gained acceptance to Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati, Ohio. While there, he earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters.

After obtaining his degrees, Rabbi Steven Jacobs traveled to Miami to become Assistant Rabbi to Rabbi Joseph Narot at the Temple Israel of Greater Miami. Later, he became Co-Rabbi with the Temple Judea in Tarzana, California. In 1984, he formed the Temple Kol Tikvah of Woodland Hills, California, before founding the Progressive Faith Foundation.

Rabbi Laura Geller
Rabbi Emerita
As one of the very first women rabbis, Rabbi Geller transformed Jewish life by bringing women out of the private sphere and into the very center of religious and communal life. Twice named one of Newsweek’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America, Rabbi Geller’s spirituality is infused with a focus on social justice. She has raised our consciousness through her leadership on an array of social issues both locally (notably in the areas of violence against women, Muslim-Jewish dialogue, and gun violence) and internationally (Women of the Wall in Israel).
As Rabbi Emerita, she is pioneering initiatives that strive to empower the Baby Boomer generation and beyond. She is a founder of ChaiVilliageLA, the first faith-based Village of older adults seeking to find meaning, insight, resources and support as they age in place. Through these efforts, in combination with a book she is co-authoring with her husband, Richard Siegel, Getting Good at Getting Older: A Jewish Catalog for a New Age, we are finding value in the intergenerational connections of our community and ways of celebrating the divinity present in all stages of our lives.


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