Sha’arei Tsedek North London Reform Synagogue and HAMAKOM invite you to join them for the UK Book Launch of ‘God loves the stranger’ – How to find peace and harmony in an unsettled world by Rabbi Sheila Weinberg.
Moderated by Sha’arei Tsedek Associate Rabbi Danny Newman.
Refreshments included. Members & non-members welcome. Suggested donation £5 pp
In partnership with HAMAKOM – Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Transformation
The evening will feature a talk, brief reading from the book, and an opportunity to purchase signed copies of the book.
‘GOD LOVES THE STRANGER’ – How to find peace and harmony in an unsettled world.
You. Me. The person down the street or halfway around the globe. In this inspiring collection of stories, blessings, poetry, divine teachings, and meditation exercises, Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg 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. It offers tender, thought-provoking insight into the awareness that we are not—are never—alone; and that neither are our family members, our friends, or the strangers everywhere in the world.
About the author
Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg served as a congregational rabbi for seventeen years. 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 has contributed commentaries to Kol HaNeshama, the Reconstructionist prayer book. Rabbi Weinberg has taught mindfulness meditation and yoga to rabbis, Jewish professionals and lay people in the context of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She serves as a spiritual director to a variety of Jewish clergy including students and faculty at HUC-JIR in New York. She is creator and co-leader of the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Program. She is married to Maynard Seider and they have three married children and six grandchildren.
For further information about this event please contact Rabbi Danny Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Synagogue Office on 020 8445 3400.