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Judaism for the World: Third Annual Richard Siegel Memorial Program

How Can Judaism Help Us Build an Inner Life and a Better World?

Why Explore Jewish Mysticism for Answers to Contemporary Questions?

What Does It Mean to be a Human Being?
. . . . .

Join us for a special Virtual Gathering with world-famous spiritual master Rabbi Arthur Green

as he discusses these issues and more with Dr. Judith Rosenbaum

Rich Siegel
Richard Siegel at a ChaiVillageLA Passover Seder

Richard Siegel (z"l) relished the opportunity to learn something new or important, especially when in the company of friends. To commemorate Richard and his love of learning, ChaiVillageLA will present the Third Annual Richard Siegel Memorial Program, one that will explore some of Judaism's most interesting questions.

This thought-provoking virtual program will feature Rabbi Arthur Green in conversation with Dr. Judith Rosenbaum. Rabbi Green is one of the country's most important Jewish theologians and is a renowned scholar of Jewish mysticism.  Dr. Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Women's Archive, will speak with Rabbi Green about his newest book, Judaism for the World: Reflections of God, Life, and Love.  Both of them knew and loved Richard.

The program will be introduced by Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles of Temple Isaiah. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions to the speakers. Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, will provide concluding remarks.


About Rabbi Arthur Green:

Arthur Green
Rabbi Arthur Green was the Founding Dean and is currently Rector of the Rabbinical School and Irving Brudnick Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College, Boston.  He is both a historian of Jewish religion and a theologian; his work seeks to form a bridge between these two distinct fields of endeavor.

Rabbi Green is the author of many books including Ehyeh: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow; Radical JudaismSeek My Face: A Jewish Mystical TheologyYour Word is Fire: The Hasidic Masters on Contemplative Prayer; and Neo Hasidism: Roots and Branches.

In his newest book, 
Judaism for the World: Reflections of God, Life, and Love, "Green challenges traditional notions of God, Israel, and Torah, offering a radically new understanding and stimulating the reader to join him in a journey of discovery" (Daniel Matt, Graduate Theological Union).

About Dr. Judith Rosenbaum:

Judith Rosenbaum
Judith Rosenbaum, PhD is Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Women's Archive,  a pioneering national organization that documents Jewish women's stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of changes.

An educator, historian, and writer, Dr. Rosenbaum served for nearly a decade as JWA's Director of Public History and Director of Education, developing its major programs and educational initiatives. Her research includes women's collective communities in Israel and the women's health movement. Dr. Rosenbaum's leadership of the Jewish Women's Archives has been transformative, introducing the Quarantine Book Club, the Rising Voices Fellowship for juniors and seniors in high school, a stunning array of learning opportunities, and the groundbreaking Shalvi/Hyman Jewish Women's Encyclopedia.

About Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles:

Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles has served the congregation of Temple Isaiah since 2000. She received ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1988. Rabbi Klein Miles has written for numerous publications and is the author of multiple novels including Drawing in the Dust and The Scroll of Anatiya. She is a resource for reporters of regional newspapers and has appeared as a commentator on the History Channel in "Digging for the Truth."

About Rabbi Laura Geller:

laura geller
Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, was the first woman to be selected through a national search to lead a major metropolitan synagogue as Senior Rabbi.  She is a co-founder of the first synagogue based village, ChaiVillageLA, which is part of the national Village Movement and has been instrumental in helping other synagogues set up villages. Rabbi Geller and Richard SiegeI (z"l)co-wrote the award-winning book,  Getting Good at Getting Older.

For questions or assistance with registration, contact Nikki McCurry at the ChaiVillageLA office: 310-871-2721 or

We welcome members of ChaiVillageLA, Temple Emanuel, Temple Isaiah, and the larger community.

Judaism for the World: Reflections on God, Life, and Love can be ordered from Chevalier's Books.
The order will be fulfilled by, which supports local bookstores.

To join this event using Zoom on a smart phone, tablet, or computer, click on this link:

Alternatively, open Zoom, click on “Join Meeting,” then enter the MEETING ID: 462 656 1612 and PASSCODE: 006581.

To join this event using a cell-phone or landline for audio only, follow these 3 steps:

1. Dial (669) 900-9128

2. When asked for a Meeting ID, enter 462 656 1612, followed by the pound sign (#)

3. When asked for a Participant ID, press the pound sign (#)

For Zoom assistance, contact Devorah at 310-592-0321/ or Nikki at 310-871-2721/

This Program is Generously Sponsored by:


Sunday, August 15, 2021, 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM

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