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Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman
Friday, April 28 - Saturday, April 30
Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman is the founder and leader of Congregation Kol HaNeshama in Jerusalem, Israel. Congregation Kol HaNeshama is an active & lively center for Progressive Judaism in Jerusalem. The kehila is located in Baka and serves as a focal point for Jewish pluralism and social action in the neighborhood and surrounding area. The community is founded upon the core value of equality of all human beings and mutual responsibility. Rabbi Weiman-Kelman is a much sought after scholar who promises to provide us with a very enlightening weekend.

A Jerusalem Synagogue That Changed the Way We Pray
Friday, April 28, 6 p.m.

Interfaith Dialogue in Jerusalem Today:
How Jewish, Christian and Muslim Leaders Share Their Stories.
Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m.

Song of the Soul: A Jewish Prayer Workshop
Saturday, April 29, 1-3 p.m.

My Life in Israel: A Father, a Synagogue Rabbi, a Faith Leader
Sunday, April 30, 10 a.m.

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Previous Scholars

Wolfson Bob webBob Wolfson
Friday, January 27 - Sunday, January 29
Bob Wolfson recently retired from his position as the Associate National Director of Regional Operations for the Anti-Defamation League where he served for 10 years. He formerly served for 18 years as the Regional Director of the Plains States Region of the Anti-Defamation League/Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Omaha. Before going to the ADL, Mr. Wolfson was a practicing lawyer as well as serving as an administrative law judge for the Nebraska Equal Opportunities Commission, as a hearing examiner for the Omaha Civil Rights Hearing Board, and as a commissioner of the Nebraska Equal Opportunities Commission.

Motivated by both his childhood experiences as a victim of bigotry and his dedication to the Jewish commandment to repair the world, Bob has shown an unwavering commitment to addressing the issues of prejudice and discrimination. The goal of the Anti-Defamation League serves as his daily mission: “To stop the defamation of the Jewish people; to secure justice and fair treatment for all citizens alike.”

Friday Evening Services
The Jewish Community: 
Strengths and Challenges 
Friday, January 27, 6 p.m.

Saturday Lunch
Stories and Conversations from the front lines: 29 Years with the ADL
Saturday, January 28, Noon

Sunday Coffee
The Politics of Hate 
Sunday, January 29, 10:30 a.m.

PachiosScholar - in - Residence
Harold C. Pachios

Harold Pachios has a distinguished law career of over 30 years. He is a Founding Partner of Preti Flaherty and is listed in Woodward-White’s 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Harold was Associate White House Press Secretary under President Lyndon B. Johnson, serving as principal aide to White House Press Secretary Bill Moyers from 1965 to 1967. In 1993, he was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. The President designated him Chairman of the Commission in 1999. President Bush nominated him in 2003 for a third term on the Commission, and he was again confirmed by the Senate. The Commission, and its Washington staff, advise the President, Secretary of State, and Congress on public diplomacy programs carried out by the State Department and U.S. embassies around the world.


Friday Evening Services
The Shaping of Social Justice through the Idealism of the Founding of the 
State of Israel
Friday, September 9, 6 p.m.

Torah Study
Issues in Immigration Policy today as it Relates to the Jewish Experience to 
America from 1880 to 1924
Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m.