Rabbi David Jaffe, author of “Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change,” which won the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Jewish Life, will be this year’s Ellen Diesenhof Scholar-in-Residence at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen.
The program on Friday, April 28, beginning at 6 p.m. begins with a free community dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat service with Mostly James Taylor music. At 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Jaffe will discuss spirituality and social change. Saturday morning, April 29, Rabbi Jaffe will offer interfaith teen programming, “Agents of Change; Teens Transforming Our World” along with speakers from the Anti-Defamation League.
To RSVP for these events, go to the Congregation Beth Evergreen website, bethevergreen.org
Rabbi Jaffe is the founder and principal of the Kirva Institute, which integrates Jewish spiritual wisdom with community building and social change. He teaches the path of Mussar in Boston and nationally with such organizations as The Mussar Institute and the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
Jaffe’s writing, teaching and organizing explore the intersection of spiritual and moral development, and ethical action in the world. He is the former Director of Social Justice Programs for the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council, founding board member of Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps and was on the founding committee of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization. His ordination is from the Bat Ayin Yeshiva, and he has a master’s in social work from Columbia University and a master’s in Jewish studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Jaffe lives in Sharon, Massachusetts, with his wife and two teenage boys. For more information, contact Congregation Beth Evergreen at 303-670-4294