Date(s) - 11/02/2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TAO – Temple Adath Or – is a community of light. A Kabbalah-based community, TAO is led by Rabbi Marc Labowitz, a visionary leader bringing his warmth, wisdom and wit to us at weekly Kabbalah Wisdom Classes.
We are so happy that this week’s special guest is Rabbi Ruz Gulko. This week, we will begin (part 1) our exploration of the Torah’s third parasha, Lech Lecha. Here we are introduced to our first Jewish ancestors, Avram and Sarai, as they begin their journey, both physically and metaphorically, towards a relationship with the one true God.
Who were these people, and why were they chosen? What is a covenant? Let’s examine what our text and our ancient Midrashim, the stories that help us understand the text, come to teach us.
About Rabbi Ruz
Ruz Gulko is a master educator, rabbi and chazzanit who has worked with most of the Jewish educational and religious institutions in the greater Seattle area since moving to Seattle in 1984. She has taught Judaic Studies and Hebrew at many different levels, and has worked training teachers, writing curricula, teaching in the general community and nationally.
In 2007, Ruz founded Gan Argaman, conducting from her home a Jewish educational lab and experimental school for students of all ages. Her student-centered, innovative approach to Jewish learning informs everything she does, with a particular passion for Torah’s radically humanistic & feminist message.
Ruz has also worked with Seattle Jewish Family Services, training clinical therapists in basic Judaism, and leading Rosh Chodesh ceremonies for survivors of domestic violence, and co-officiating at the Community Special Passover Seder.
She believes that if only people would sit down together and study Torah and eat chocolate, we could achieve world peace!