Panel discussion with Rabbi Julia Appel, May Friedman and Leora Schaefer, moderated by Rabbi Ed Elkin
Join us for an exploration of one of the main themes of the Yamim Noraim: forgiveness. As the preparatory month of Elul draws to a close, our reflection on the themes of the High Holy Days intensifies, culminating in the recitation of special nightly selihot (penitential prayers). For the first night of selihot this year, we welcome a panel to discuss the limits of forgiveness from spiritual, psychological, and political perspectives. Must we forgive everyone who has wronged us? Or is there a point at which we simply cannot, and should not, forgive?
Rabbi Julia Appel was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Boston in 2011 and most recently served as Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Dorshei Emet in Montreal, before moving to Toronto in May. May Friedman is professor of Social Work at Ryerson University. Leora Schaefer is Director of the Toronto office of Facing History and Ourselves. Rabbi Ed Elkin is the spiritual leader of the First Narayever Congregation.
Light refreshments (and honey cake) provided.
Sponsor: First Narayever Congregation