Our journey from Egypt began with the shock of exile and ended with a chaotic return to a homeland where other people were living. In between, we had a traumatic period of homelessness in the desert. Dr. Kirschen will share insights about this story - our story of Exile and Return that will enhance and refresh your Zoom Seder!
Join us for an opportunity to study with Rabbi Richard Kirschen. We will look at Israeli society and the interplay of Exile and Return through a psychoanalytic lens. From ancient and modern Jewish texts, we will put aside the geopolitical for a moment and explore the psychological side of the people of Israel.
Rabbi Kirschen has lived in Jerusalem for the past 15 years after serving Hillels at Brown University and the University of Michigan, and working to bring thousands of teens to Israel through Kesher Birthright and our Reform Movement's NFTY in Israel programs. He is currently studying at Machon Shinui - The Israel Institute for Family Therapy.