Jewish Prayer: What About the Pray – er?
Congregation Beth Israel
Thursday September 3, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Rabbi Neil Sandler
In a recent issue of Ha’shofar Walter Ziffer helped us to understand the
keva (fixed or routine)/kavannah (spontaneous or deeply – felt)
dialectic in Jewish worship.
In a two–part, pre–High Holiday program, “Jewish Prayer: What
About the Pray – er?,” we will delve further into this issue with Rabbi
In this second session on Thursday, September 3, 7:00 – 8:00pm, we will
pursue the worship direction that Walter has urged. Rabbi Sandler will
guide us through a process of creating our own prayers. The last
number of months provides us with one significant source for our
prayers as we look forward to the beginning of the new year. Perhaps
your prayer will be a heartfelt one to engage your family. Perhaps your
prayer, along with those of other Beth Israel congregants, can find its
way into an upcoming communal worship service. The Zoom link for
this class is here.
If you have read this far, you are probably asking, “So, who is this rabbi
and why should I study with him?” Rabbi Neil Sandler served as Senior
Rabbi of Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta for fifteen years. After a
thirty – seven-year pulpit career, Neil now serves as a part – time
member of the congregation’s rabbinic team. He loves his interaction
with people and, most especially, the pastoral moments he has shared
with his congregants. Rabbi Sandler is married to Susan Hart Sandler, a
hospice social worker. Their adult children are married/engaged, and
the Sandlers look forward to the birth of their first grandchild in
October. Neil is a sports fan and especially enjoys his Atlanta Braves
(and Minnesota Twins from his youth)!
These programs are sponsored by Carol and Bob Deutsch.