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Scholar in Residence A Weekend of Learning with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Traditional Congregation presents

Scholar in Residence A Weekend of Learning with

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

December 14-16, 2018



Rabbi Telushkin is an American rabbi, scholar, and bestselling author of more than 15 books, including The Book of Jewish Values, Jewish Literacy (the most widely-read book on Judaism of the past two decades), and Rebbe, a New York Times bestseller. He is a senior associate of the National Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL), serves on the board of the Jewish Book Council, and is rabbi of the Los Angeles-based Synagogue for Performing Arts.


Friday, December 14

5:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services followed by dinner and presentation: “The 50 Best Jewish Jokes and What They Say About the Human Condition”
Reservations required. $25/person; $18/students.

Saturday, December 15

9 am Shabbat services and presentation: “Words that Hurt, Words that Heal: How the Words You Choose Shape Your Destiny”
The conversation with Rabbi Telushkin continues at kiddush following services.

7:30 pm The Jean & Bernard Kaplan Memorial Lecture: “On Being a Good Person in a Morally Complicated World: On Forgiveness, Self Esteem, and Why It is So Hard to Change”
A dessert reception to follow; reservations required. $12/person.

Sunday, December 16

9:30 am Breakfast

10:45 am “The 21st Century: A Jewish Vision, One Day at a Time”
Reservations required; $12/person.


Paid registration required by December 3 for all events.

Please send payment to Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Rd., St. Louis MO 63141 (include phone number on memo line), or register online at

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
Andrew Rehfeld, President & CEO