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Our Journey Now with Rabbi Maurice Harris

Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community presents

Our Journey Now: Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older from the Reconstructionist Movement

Rabbi Maurice Harris

Associate Director for Thriving Communities and Israel Affairs Specialist, Reconstructing Judaism


Tuesday, May 7
5-6:30 pm

Arts & Education Building
The J’s Staenberg Family Complex
2 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146
A complimentary vegetarian Chinese dinner will be served.


Many empty-nesters and seniors have great energy and talent that they’d like to channel in ways that build meaning and give strength to causes and communities they believe in. Join Rabbi Harris for a chance to study some of what Jewish tradition has to say on how we can harness that desire and make the chapters of the second half of life compelling and exciting.

About the Speaker

Rabbi Maurice Harris grew up in Creve Coeur and is a graduate of Parkway North High School (’87). He was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2003 and has worked as a congregational rabbi and member of the Thriving Communities department at Reconstructing Judaism, the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. Rabbi Harris is the author of two books, Moses: A Stranger among Us, and Leviticus: You Have No Idea. He is an adoptive parent and a lifelong Cardinals fan.

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This is the first in a series of programs that will be offered by Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community on ways to lead a purposeful and fulfilling life as we age.

Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series is generously funded by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

The Sh’ma: Listen! Speakers Series promotes engagement with a wide spectrum of ideas as a means to deepen our community’s education and commitment to Jewish life. The views expressed by speakers are their own and not necessarily those of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis or the Center for Jewish Learning.

Sh’ma: Listen! Advisory Committee Chair
Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman

Rabbi Tracy Nathan, Senior Educator, Center for Jewish Learning
Cyndee Levy, Director, Center for Jewish Learning

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Gerald P. Greiman, Board Chair
Don Hannon, Chief Operating Officer