Festive Meal on the New Moon
June 3rd 7:30 PM Norman Jewish Library/Young Israel
13207 N 52nd Street, Tampa Fl 33617
Guest speaker will be Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, Executive Director and Campus Rabbi Hillels of the Florida Suncoast who will present Kabbalah of the Sea.
The Jewish tradition teaches that we are partners with God in creation. Nature is fundamentally intertwined with Judaism. As Jews we are expected to be stewards of the environment. This responsibility however, is not limited to the dry land on which we live. It includes the blue waters on which we rely as well. This program will examine the connection between Judaism and the Sea. It will also address the global catastrophe facing the marine environment and what, as Jews, we need to do about it.
This event continues our monthly ‘Festive Meal on the New Moon’ in which we celebrate the start each Jewish month with food, drink, merriment and a unique presentation.
Rabbi Ed Rosenthal is the Executive Director of the Hillels of the Florida Suncoast. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He received his Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters and rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1987. For 12 years he served as a congregational rabbi in 2 synagogues: 1987-1991 at Beth Shalom Congregation in Auckland, New Zealand (where he was the first full-time, non-Orthodox rabbi in the country) and from 1991-1999 at Temple Beth El in Brownsville, Texas. In 1999 Ed went to work for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life as the Campus Rabbi at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. From 2001-2009, Ed was the Executive Director of Cornell Hillel: The Yudowitz Center for Jewish Campus Life at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. In 2009 Ed accepted the position of Executive Director of the Hillel Jewish Student Center of Tampa Bay which is today the Hillels of the Florida Suncoast, working with students on three campuses: the University of South Florida, University of Tampa, and Eckerd College.