After a multi-year covid absence, the scholar-in-residence weekend at Adath Shalom in Morris Plains returns this weekend with Rabbi Jill Hammer, Ph.D.
Rabbi Hammer, a scholar, ritualist, dreamworker, and midrashist, is the director of spiritual education at the Academy for Jewish Religion and co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute. She is the author of several books, academic articles, essays, stories, and poems published in anthologies, academic journals, and online, and the translator of the Romemu Siddur and of Siddur haKohanot: A Hebrew Priestess Prayerbook.
At Friday night services, starting at 7:15 p.m., she’ll discuss “I’m not religious, I’m spiritual.” There’s an optional kosher Chinese dinner before services.
During 9:30 Shabbat morning services, she will look at “Biblical women you don’t know, but should!” An optional guided meditation will follow the kiddush luncheon.
During Sunday morning breakfast at 9:30, Rabbi Hammer will explain “Why Torah stories are important.”
Services will be livestreamed on Friday evening and Shabbat morning. The registration link is on the first page of the synagogue’s website, www.adathshalom.net.