In our 3-session series, we will explore how the Book of Jonah powerfully illustrates a spiritual journey, not only as general guide and model for healing, but how it specifically serves as a primary Biblical model for individual wrestling, struggle, teshuvah, and recovery. *This series will be heavily informed by Rabbi Nevarez’s Rabbinic Thesis on the Book of Jonah.
Session 1: Jonah and Self-Deception
Session 2: God’s Mercy and Grace
Session 3: Teshuvah (Repentance) and Recovery
Rabbi Jason Nevarez, Senior Rabbi @ Beth Israel, San Diego
Originally from New York City, Rabbi Jason Nevarez graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and went to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received his BA. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2006, where he earned master’s degrees in both Hebrew Literature and Religious Education, and was the recipient of a number of scholarships, in addition to several academic prizes in Jewish education. Rabbi Nevarez held residencies in and internships in NY and MI and served Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford, NY for 17 years before becoming the Senior Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of Beth Israel. For a full bio, click HERE.
Class meets Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, 2023, 10:00 am – 11:30am. This series is presented in Diverse Access and takes place on campus at Beth Israel as well as simultaneously on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. For more information, contact Director of Programming and Communications Ilene Tatro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fee: $30 per person; Beth Israel members are complimentary.