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Join us for our Scholar-in-Residence weekend

with Rabbi Adam Greenwald

April 8th - 10th at Congregation Or Tzion


 Rabbi Adam Greenwald is the Director of the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University.  He also serves as Lecturer in Rabbinics at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.  For more information on our exciting guest, click HERE.

The April 8-10, 2022, Come Together weekend will be our largest Or Tzion fundraising effort for the year.  It is your opportunity not only to sponsor this important program but also to support and ensure the outstanding current and future programs for our Or Tzion family. 

Please consider becoming a Sponsor of the Scholar-in-Residence weekend. You can use the form below to sign up as a sponsor or purchase tickets for the individual events. Deadline is April 1st. 

Schedule of Events

4/8 at 6 pm services with dinner to follow - Friday Night Shabbat Dinner Talk: Continuity & Change: Making the Old New and the New Holy

Many of us are simultaneously craving a return to “normal” while also sensing the need for bold innovation to respond to a changing world. This talk will explore one of Judaism’s boldest stories of continuity and change, which sets a spiritual agenda for meeting this unique moment in time.

4/9 at 9:30 am - Shabbat Morning Sermon: We Have Always Been a “Mixed Multitude”: Cultivating Inclusive Jewish Community

Rabbi Greenwald has spent ten years directing the largest program in North America for newcomers to the Jewish People and advocating for a more inclusive vision of Jewish community. The balancing act between looking inward and looking outward has been with us since we left Egypt together with many other freedom seekers. Two decades into the twenty-first century – where do we stand on the challenge of true communal inclusivity?

4/9 (following services) - Shabbat Lunch & Learn: “The Terrible Chad Gadya Machine”: Poetry and Possibility

Yehuda Amichai was Israel’s greatest poet since King David. We’ll do a very close reading of one of his masterworks, which weaves together iconic Jewish imagery, including from the Haggadah, to make an eloquent plea for peace.

4/9 at 6:30 pm - Saturday Night Event & Auction: Come Together: R’ Green & R’ Greenwald in Dialogue

We all get by with a little help from our friends. Building on the big themes of the weekend, college roommates Rabbi Green and Rabbi Greenwald will do some “public hevruta” thinking together about what it will take for our Jewish community to truly come together. (Hint: all you need is love… and a few other things!)

4/10 at 9 am with nosh to follow - Sunday Family Program: 8 Ways to ReJEWvenate your Family’s Passover Seder

am - Havdalah with Religious School students

9:15 am - 8 Ways to ReJEWvenate your Family's Passover Seder

The Passover Seder is Judaism’s most intentionally multigenerational ritual. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are invited to join in counting down eight ways to make your family’s Seder more fun, more engaging, and more relevant for kids of all ages. Bagel Nosh to follow the program.

*Please note this session is for adults only.  Religious school students will participate at the start with Havdalah and then head to their classes.

Registration is Closed. If you have any questions please contact

Penni Golub at

Thu, June 1 2023 12 Sivan 5783