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Swarsensky Memorial Weekend Keynote Lecture and Discussion: "Growing our Sense of Us"

Sunday, November 12, 2023 28 Cheshvan 5784

9:45 AM - 12:00 PMSwarsensky Social Hall and Zoom

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann has been chosen as this year's Swarsensky scholar because of her work in the post-denominational space. She will lead us in thinking about the future of Judaism and the ways in which Jews today are seeking to engage in community. 

Rabbi Heydemann is the founder of Mishkan Chicago, an independent spiritual community in Chicago whose mission is to lead people toward greater purpose, connection, and inspiration through dynamic experiences of Jewish prayer, learning, and community building. Since its founding in 2011, Mishkan Chicago has grown to serve 650 households and has 130 kids in religious school, with over 13% of households tuning in from outside of the Chicago area. Rabbi Heydemann was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and graduated with honors in religious studies and philosophy from Stanford University. She was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, was the first rabbinic fellow at IKAR in Los Angeles, and is one of the founding rabbis of the Jewish Emergent Network. a network of seven national pathbreaking communities reimagining Judaism for the next generation.  

For brunch we will have a hot breakfast buffet. Please register for brunch by November 6. $20 per person for members, $30 per person for non-members.

The annual Swarsensky Memorial Weekend honors the memory of Rabbi Manfred E. Swarsensky, the rabbi of Temple Beth El from 1940 to 1976. 


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