Praying the Bible with Rabbi Mark Levin
Congregation Temple Israel presents
Praying the Bible:
How Bible Quotations in Prayers Explode Meanings, End Boredom, and Make Each Praying Experience Unique
Join the community for a special Shabbat evening with author and Kansas City religious leader, Rabbi Mark Levin.
Friday, February 1, 2019
Hosted at Congregation Temple Israel
#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr., 63141
6 pm Pre-Oneg with appetizers and Shabbat wine in honor of Rabbi Levin
6:30 pm Shabbat Services & D’var Torah by Rabbi Levin
7:30 pm Desserts, meet & greet, book signing, and Q&A with Rabbi Levin
Rabbi Levin’s book will be available that evening for a suggested $20 donation. This event is open to the community. Everyone is welcome to join!
For more info, visit TI-STL.org/Levin.
About the Book
In this book, Praying the Bible: How Bible Quotations in Prayers Explode Meanings, End Boredom, and Make Each Praying Experience Unique, Rabbi Mark H. Levin explores, explains, and brings new meaning to the Jewish prayer book by connecting Jewish history, contemporary living, and you – the praying person. He shows how Jewish prayer implants history, values, and stories within you, within your soul, to call on whenever you need them to help with your life. When engaged with these insights, Jewish prayer can help you define a clearer destiny for you and for those whose lives you touch.
“Lovely… A beautiful blend of anecdote and insight… Recommended for all who wish to pray but are not sure why they should or even if they can.” – Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D.
About Rabbi Levin
Rabbi Mark H. Levin, D.HL., served as Rabbi of Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, Kansas, from 1988-2014. Prior to that, he served at Congregation B’nai Jehuda from 1976-88. As an active religious figure in his community, Rabbi Levin answers religious questions for McClatchey newspapers, which includes the Kansas City Star; serves part-time as Chaplain for Jewish Family Services; volunteers at Village Shalom, a continuing-care retirement community; Co-Chairs Project Chai, a program reacting to trauma in the Jewish Community; co-leads grief support groups; and teaches Shabbat morning services at Congregation Beth Torah, just to name a few.
Rabbi Levin has authored two books, Praying the Bible: How Bible Quotations in Prayers Explode Meanings, End Boredom, and Make Each Praying Experience Unique, and To Hear, To Learn, To Teach and To Do: Sermons 1988-1996, which he self-published. He has also served on many boards including the Board of Research Psychiatric Hospital, the Advisory Committee to the AIDS Council, Jewish Federation, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and more. Rabbi Levin resides in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
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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
Andrew Rehfeld, President & CEO