Dr. Ron Wolfson


ron wolfson logoScholar in Residence: Dr. Ron Wolfson

A Weekend Exploring the Spirituality of Welcoming

Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27

Join us as we welcome Dr. Ron Wolfson, one of the most dynamic and inspiring leaders of the Reform Jewish movement today. Dr. Wolfson’s great ideas and guidance helped us form Shalom Corps, the TRS URJ award winning welcoming group. The group has been enormously successful in ensuring that every person who comes to our sacred community for Shabbat services feels like they belong, and that we are happy to have them with us. The foundation and spirit of Shalom Corps is its ability to form and enhance relationships and strengthen our community.

Shalom Corps has created a solid foundation of welcoming – now it’s time to take it to the next level and expand the initiative fully in all that we do! Throughout the weekend, we will explore together how each of us has a role in forming deeper relationships within TRS and how the work we do together will shape the future of our congregation, and perhaps the future of Judaism. Our scholar has sparked a new culture in synagogues throughout the world and we know he will here at TRS as well. It is sure to be an outstanding weekend; we WELCOME you to join us in the adventure!

Dr. Ron Wolfson is Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, is a co-founder of Synagogue 3000 and is the author of The Spirituality of Welcoming and Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform Judaism.

Happy Half Hour and Shabbat Evening Service

Friday, April 25; Happy Half Hour at 7:30 PM, Service at 8:00 PM

Happy Half Hour with Dr. Ron Wolfson! Come and schmooze with our Scholar in Residence. Let us show the person who coined the phrase “Audacious Hospitality” what it’s all about! Stay for Erev Shabbat service where Ron will deliver a brief sermon. It will be enough to whet your appetite for our program Saturday!

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Ron Wolfson

Saturday, April 26 from 10:15 AM -12:30 PM

Delve into Relational Judaism with its founder. Lunch will be served when we break at about noon. This session will introduce you to the concepts of Relational Judaism in a way that is relevant and fun. This session will have carryover not only into your TRS life, but your personal life as well! Don’t miss this!

Cost: $12

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Shalom Corps-alooza!

Sunday, April 27 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

All members of Shalom Corps are welcome to join Dr. Wolfson for an even deeper exploration of Audacious Hospitality. This will be a lively session for all members of Shalom Corps past, present and future. If you’re thinking about joining the URJ Award Winning Shalom Corps – this will be a great session for you.

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