Mon, 1 September 2014
Beginning this week exclusively on Radio Chavura, we launch our annual series on preparing for the High Holidays.
This year we are proud to feature another prominent group of Colorado spiritual leaders, starting with Rabbi Evette Lutman, the spiritual leader of B’nai Havurah, the Denver Reconstructionist Congregation that serves more than 240 households.
B’nai Havurah is an egalitarian and participatory community, open to multiple perspectives and forms of religious expression.
Rabbi Lutman, who is affectionately called “Rabbi Evette” by her congregants, was hired in July 2010 upon her rabbinic ordination for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, PA. She has a law degree from Ohio State University.
Our interview with Rabbi Lutman was conducted in June 2014, just prior to her departure for Israel. The rabbi is passionate about Israel and urges her congregants to visit and stay engaged.
Rabbi Lutman discusses her personal and congregational preparations for the High Holidays, which begin this year on Wednesday evening, September 24th.
In future segments, we’ll feature Rabbi Daniel Rapp, visiting professor of Talmud and Associate Dean of Students at Yeshiva University (East Denver Orthodox Synagogue); Rabbi Raphael Leban, The Jewish Experience; and Rabbi Brian Field, Judaism Your Way.
Although the rabbis represent a variety of approaches and Jewish denominations, each rabbi shares insights certain to make 5775 relevant and inspirational.
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The program is hosted and produced by Maxwell and Dean Rotbart.
Sun, 2 February 2014
Sun, 21 April 2013
On Sunday, April 21, we speak with Temple Emanuel’s dynamic director of membership and programming, Susie Sigman.
As the go-to person at Colorado’s largest and oldest synagogue, Susie manages a congregation that is larger than some cities in our state. And she does it with professionalism and plenty of ruach (spirit)!
Susie works tirelessly to ensure that members of Temple Emanuel feel at home and are part of a meaningful community. Susie tells us about Temple Emanuel’s many religious, educational, and social activities; the synagogue’s (quite musical) religious leaders; and the inclusive nature of Reform Judaism.
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