Rabbi Deborah Reichmann brings tenets of UJUC to panel discussion on Peace building and harmony.
Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) September 28, 2016
On September 29th, Rumi Forum (http://www.rumiforum.org) will host women of faith in the Abrahamic Discussion Series, including Sim Shalom ordained Rabbi Deborah Reichmann. Reichmann brings the tenets of Jewish Universalism to this pluralistic panel discussion on Women’s Leadership in Peace-building and Social Harmony.
Ordained in January 2012 from the Jewish Spiritual Leaders' Institute, the rabbinical school of Sim Shalom, Rabbi Deb was trained as a Jewish Universalist Rabbi. Her rabbinic formation included learning from Jewish Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist and Humanist movements. She blends these teachings to present a modern Jewish world-view that is rooted in tradition but adapted to 21st century sensibilities. She is a member of the UJUC– Union of Jewish Universalist Communities.
Rabbi Deb graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1997 with a joint degree in Law and a Master of Public Health, and spent a decade in the health policy arena before deciding to pursue rabbinic studies. In August 2016 she received a Master of Liberal Arts from Georgetown University.
Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace. In addition it serves to provide a common platform for education and information exchange on issues such as pluralism, peace- building and conflict resolution, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, social harmony and justice, civil rights and community cohesion.
About Sim Shalom, JSLI and UJUC
Sim Shalom is an interactive online Jewish Universalist synagogue which is liberal in thought and traditional in liturgy. Created in 2009 by Rabbi Steven Blane on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Sim Shalom offers a means of connecting the unconnected. Rabbi Blane leads accessible and short Kabbalt Shabbat services every Friday night using a virtual interface and additionally Sim Shalom provides online education programs, Jazz concerts, conversion and life-cycle ceremonies along with weeknight services at 7:00PM EST led by Rabbis and students of this online community.
UJUC - the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities is an association of like minded Rabbis and congregations and a new trans denominational movement within Judaism focused on inclusion and pluralism.
JSLI - Rabbi Blane is also the founder and director of the Jewish Spiritual Leader's Institute, http://www.jsli.net, the online professional rabbinical program.
Sim Shalom, a non profit 501 © (3) tax-exempt organization, nurtures a Jewish connection through its mission of innovative services, creative education and dynamic outreach to the global community. For more information visit http://www.simshalom.com or call 201-338-0165.