Temple Jeremiah


Scholar-in-Residence 2017

Featuring Rabbi Jack Moline

America Stole My Faith!
Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
During Kabbalat Shabbat Worship
Tony Campolo is one of America’s foremost evangelical pastors. So was his son Bart—until he realized he did not believe in God. In this talk, Rabbi Moline will look for the lessons that father and son discussing Christianity hold for Jews discussing Judaism.

(After worship, please join us for our Shabbat 360 Dinner — a progressive dinner — at 7:45 p.m.; RSVPs required by October 18th to Dina at dina@templejeremiah.org or 847.441.5760.)

Blessings and Curses
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Part of Tefilah and Torah Study
Worship begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by study and discussion at 9:15 a.m.
This conversation will center around the promises to Abram at the beginning of the Torah portion: those who bless you will be blessed and those who curse you will be cursed. Rabbi Moline will discuss what it means to be a blessing and, perhaps more important, what it means to be a curse.

How to Vote
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
A person who does not vote his or her own interests is a fool. And a person who votes only her or his own interests is a
scoundrel. Fortunately, there is guidance in the sacred documents of both
traditions in which we live that help us figure out how to vote.

Between Independence and Constitution
Sunday, October 29, 2017 
9:30 a.m. Breakfast; 10:00 a.m. Presentation
Two avenues frame the National Mall in Washington, DC. What you find there tells you almost everything you need to know about the American endeavor. And Interfaith Alliance tells you a little more. Please come for a discussion of American values. RSVP for breakfast to Donna at donna@templejeremiah.org or 847.441.5760.


Rabbi Jack Moline is President of Interfaith Alliance. In a career spanning four decades, he has established himself as a powerful voice fighting for religious freedom for all Americans, regardless of their faith or belief system. As a rabbi, he has worked to create common ground between people of diverse religious and secular backgrounds.

As an advocate, he has led efforts to protect religion and government from each other, promote marriage equality and especially, protect civil rights for people of all faiths and sexual orientations.

A native of Chicago, he holds the title of Rabbi Emeritus of Agudas Achim Congregation in Virginia, where he served for 27 years. Rabbi Moline is an adjunct faculty member of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Virginia Theological Seminary, educating future leaders in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith communities.

Rabbi Moline is a long-suffering (and recently redeemed) supporter of the Chicago Cubs. He lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife of 40 years. He is the father of three grown children and the proud grandfather of one.

Temple Jeremiah’s Scholar-in-Residence weekend is open to the entire community. This annual program is generously funded by the Bill and Norma Brown Fund for Lifelong Learning.

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