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Amy Eilberg

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Answering the Call: Rabbi Amy Eilberg on pursuing peace and justice

My Teacher Podcast

Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She serves as a spiritual director, kindness coach, and peace and justice educator.  She recently served as the Coordinator of Jewish Engagement for Faith in Action Bay Area, a multi-faith, multi-racial social justice organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to that she served as the director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Communities Program, teaching Jewish civil discourse to rabbis, synagogues and Jewish organizations.  Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in March 2014. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2016. See Rabbi Eilberg interviewed in: And the Gates Opened: Women in the Rabbinate,  a 2005 JTS retrospective produced on the twentieth anniversary of Rabbi Eilberg’s ordination. During the interview, Rabbi Eilberg discusses her teacher Sylvia Boorstein. Here is an interview of Sylvia Boorstein on the program “On Being” with Krista Tippett. Rabbi Bernstein cites Sylvia Boorstein’s work in his 2019 Yom Kippur sermon, "Don't just do something, sit there! And other ways to confront mortality." Rabbi Eilberg's mentor at Brandeis University, Rabbi Al Axelrad, will be recognized by readers of Mitch Albom's best-seller Tuesdays With Morrie, the ultimate "My Teacher" story. Dr. Morrie Schwartz, Albom's beloved teacher, was a sociology professor at Brandeis and was a friend of Rabbi Axelrad. After Schwartz succumbed to ALS, Rabbi Axelrad conducted his funeral in 1995. On the last page of Tuesdays With Morrie, Albom writes: "The funeral was held on a damp, windy morning. The grass was wet and the sky was the color of milk. We stood by the hole in the earth, close enough to hear the pond water lapping against the edge and to see ducks shaking off their feathers. "Although hundreds of people had wanted to attend, Charlotte kept this gathering small, just a few close friends and relatives. Rabbi Axelrad read a few poems. Morrie’s brother, David—who still walked with a limp from his childhood polio—lifted the shovel and tossed dirt in the grave, as per tradition. "At one point, when Morrie’s ashes were placed into the ground, I glanced around the cemetery. Morrie was right. It was indeed a lovely spot, trees and grass and a sloping hill. “'You talk, I’ll listen,' he had said. I tried doing that in my head and, to my happiness, found that the imagined conversation felt almost natural. I looked down at my hands, saw my watch and realized why. "It was Tuesday."Albom, Mitch. Tuesdays with Morrie (p. 206). Crown. Kindle Edition.  For questions and comments, email Rabbi Ed Bernstein at myteacherpodcast@gmail.com.Follow the My Teacher Podcast on social media:Twitter: @PodcastTeachFacebookInstagram

1hr

22 Oct 2020

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Ep006 - Justice and Spiritual Companionship - Rabbi Amy Eilberg

SDI Encounters

SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE!!! In this special episode, SDI Executive Director Reverend Seifu interviews Rabbi Amy Eilberg. Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.  She serves as the Coordinator of Jewish Engagement for Faith in Action Bay Area, a multi-faith, multi-racial social justice organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. She teaches Jewish civil discourse to a variety of rabbis, synagogues and Jewish organizations. Rabbi Eilberg also serves as a spiritual director and interfaith activist and as Senior Faculty for The Mussar Institute. She has a book titled From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2016.  This conversation was recorded using web conferencing software, so fair warning that the audio may sound a little squeaky at times.  Your comments and suggestions can be sent to: Podcast@sdiworld.org Our main website can be found at: https://www.sdiworld.org Thank you for tuning in. Please click the [Subscribe or Follow] button so you don't miss an episode.

29mins

7 Mar 2019

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Rabbi Amy Eilberg: Peace and Justice

College Commons

From peace within to the glass ceiling, Rabbi Rabbi Amy Eilberg leads a thoughtful discussion on a life of service.Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She serves as the Coordinator of Jewish Engagement for Faith in Action Bay Area, a multi-faith, multi-racial social justice organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. She previously served as the director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Communities Program, teaching Jewish civil discourse to rabbis, synagogues and Jewish organizations. Rabbi Eilberg also serves as a spiritual director and interfaith activist. Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in March 2014. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2016.

46mins

15 Nov 2018

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Amy Eilberg - Middot for Living in Troubled Times

Valley Beit Midrash

Rabbi Amy Eilberg presents her lecture "Middot for Living in Troubled Times" before an audience at The New Shul(thenewshul.org/) in Scottsdale, AZ.DONATE: bit.ly/1NmpbsP For more info, please visit: www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash/ www.facebook.com/The-New-Shul-207398175969503/ twitter.com/VBMTorah www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz/Music: "Good Starts," a free-use public domain song by Jingle Punks, courtesy of YouTube's Audio Library.

47mins

28 Mar 2017

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Amy Eilberg - Seeing You is Like Seeing the Face of God: Healing Interpersonal Conflict

Valley Beit Midrash

Rabbi Amy Eilberg presents her Valley Beit Midrash (www.valleybeitmidrash.org) lecture " Seeing You is Like Seeing the Face of God: Healing Interpersonal Conflict" at Congregation Or Tzion (www.congregationortzion.org) in Scottsdale, AZ.Learning Materials: http://bit.ly/2nfaagADONATE: bit.ly/1NmpbsPFor more info, please visit:www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash/ www.facebook.com/Congregation-Or-…on-103351795773/ twitter.com/VBMTorah www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz/

1hr 15mins

28 Mar 2017

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Special Guest, Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Spark Cast

The work of peacemaking is challenging and complex. It requires much of us, but it is worth our effort. Rabbi and author of "From Enemy To Friend," Amy Eilberg shares her journey towards the cause of peacemaking in this world, and encourages us to do the same.

30mins

6 Sep 2015