Come join us in celebrating the publication of this powerful collection of stories, blessings, poetry, divine teachings, and meditation exercises which conveys a single, powerful message: Let us not
be strangers. God loves us all.

Using a blend of ancient and modern ideas, God Loves
the Stranger carves a clear pathway that enables us to
learn how to love one another and create just
societies. From teaching us how to handle suffering
and aversion in positive, productive ways; how to
learn creative skills for mindfulness, meditation, and
retreat practice; and how to bring the roots of love
and gratitude into our everyday lives, this book is a comprehensive tutorial for navigating today’s interpersonal and situational challenges with grace, spiritual fulfillment, and understanding.

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, the first full-time rabbi of our community, served the JCA between 1989 and 2002.
She has also worked in the fields of Jewish community relations, Jewish education, and Hillel. She has published widely on such topics as feminism, spiritual direction, parenting, social justice, and mindfulness from a Jewish perspective, and contributed commentaries to Kol haNeshamah, the Reconstructionist prayer book. Since then, she has been teaching mindfulness meditation and yoga to rabbis and cantors, Jewish educators, and lay people
through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She is creator and co-leader of the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Program.

No registration needed.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Survival Center as part of the JCA Perpetual Food Drive.

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