Work-Life Balance: Jewish Approaches to Living a Life of Meaning, Lessons from the Mystics

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Mar 23, 2014 Comments Off on Work-Life Balance: Jewish Approaches to Living a Life of Meaning, Lessons from the Mystics

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm

In traditional settings, Jewish teaching (torah) is often referred to as Mayyim Chayim – Living Water that Sustains Life. Indeed, Judaism is a vast reservoir of ancient and contemporary wisdom that can enrich every single aspect of our daily lives – how we eat, how we interact, how we schedule our day, how we make our money, how we use our resources. All of this affects how we approach our career and how fulfilled we feel by what we do to make a living.

In this seminar, an exploration of Jewish mystical concepts of eating will serve as a springboard for considering Jewish approaches to living a life of meaning. Join Rabbi Rachel Gartner, Director of Jewish Chaplaincy at Georgetown, so understand how these teachings can enhance the lives of every individual – regardless of faith, background, or belief.

Rabbi Rachel Gartner is a co-author of the Moving Tradition’s transdenominational nationally acclaimed, Rosh Hodesh: It’s A Girl Thing Sourcebook, and she serves on the Board of the Reconstructonist Rabbinical Association. She is an active member of T’ruah: A Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. She serves as Rabbi and Director of Jewish Chaplaincy at Georgetown University.

Rabbi Gartner was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2002 with awards in Practical Rabbinics and Spiritually Motivated Social Action. Rabbi Gartner was a Coopersberg-Rittmaster Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in NYC and a Marshall T. Meyer Fellow at Congregation Bnai Jeshurun, also in NYC. Rabbi Gartner began serving campus communities as a rabbi and lecturer in Jewish Studies in 2006, before which she served as a pulpit rabbi at Reconstructionist Congregation Bnai Keshet of Montclair, N.J.

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