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Sept. 20 Sisterhood Symposium to look at Kabbalah

Updated August 8, 2016

Image that states Keep Calm and Learn Kabbalah.This year’s Sisterhood Symposium, titled “Kabbalah: The Hidden Wisdom of Judaism,” is designed to take away the mist and myth of Kabbalah and offer insight into its life-changing wisdom. It will take place at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. and include a full-course dinner.

The event, presented by the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas and the JCC of Syracuse, will be led by guest speaker Dr. Eitan Fishbane and Beth Sholom’s very own Rabbi Pepperstone.

Dr. Fishbane is associate professor of Jewish Thought at Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City where he teaches courses in the literature and history of Jewish mysticism, from medieval Kabbalah to modern Hasidism. He is the author or editor of six books and has devoted his research and writing primarily to the development of Kabbalah in medieval Spain.

Kabbalah has its origins in ancient times and was believed to be understood only by the most mature and pious men. The symposium will be a guide to help attendees understand this practice of mystical Judaism. Sound challenging? Madonna, the entertainer, thought so when she delved into it several years ago.

Tickets for the symposium are $20 each and a table for eight with program recognition is $175. Individual tickets to the event are sold out. To be added to the wait list, contact the CBS-CS office at 315-446-9570 or