Congregation B'nai Israel

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Shabbat Scholar – Rabbi Mark Borovitz

April 1, 2016 - 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah – Rabbi Mark Borovitz
Rabbi Mark Borovitz of Beit T’shuvah in Los Angeles returns to us as a Shabbat Scholar to premiere his new book Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness. He was our Slichot weekend scholar in 2014 and the reviews were overwhelming. Beit T’shuvah (the only Jewish residential recovery center in America) builds its program around the idea of “Being Torah.” In addition to therapies, 12 Steps and other modalities, residents immerse themselves in Torah and try to find themselves in the text. This volume is arranged to be a book of daily inspiration; each day begins with a quote from the Torah, moves to Rabbi Mark’s commentary about the weekly portion, and ends with questions meant to inspire each reader to further reflection. It is intended to reach the recovery community as well as readers seeking spirituality of all types.

Join us for Rabbi Borovitz’s talks Friday, April 1 (following services and Shabbat dinner) and during Torah study on Saturday morning April 2  at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are required for dinner ($20.00 per person) – please contact Chris. Copies of the book, published by Jewish Lights will be available in the office and while he is here.

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