Kabbalah Wisdom Class with Rabbi Marc & Sheikh Ghassan Manasra

Date(s) - 05/22/2024
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wisdom Class is our Kabbalah study group wherein Rabbi Marc, along with special guest rabbis, bring us the wisdom that lives within the Torah and other Holy texts in weekly 90-minute classes. Participants are guided to understand how to apply these teachings to daily life in the 21st Century, bringing holiness into the mundane.

Most classes are led by Rabbi Marc Labowitz.  Often, Rabbi Marc reaches out to other scholars to enhance our learning.  This week, our special guest is Sheikh Ghassan Manasra of the Abrahamic Reunion.  Sheikh Ghassan will continue to the conversation about “Looking to the Future.”

Members receive ZOOM links via email.  Non-members, please CLICK HERE to attend.

About Sheikh Ghassan Manasra

Sheikh Ghassan Manasra is the Abrahamic Reunion’s International Director, and has worked in interfaith peacemaking in the Holy Land, and around the world, for more than 38 years. He is a second-generation peacemaker following in the footsteps of his father, the scholar and Sufi Sheikh, Abdelsalam Manasra.

He is an ordained Sheikh in the Qadiri Sufi Order of Peace in the Holy Land, the founder of Anwar-Il-Salaam, the Lights of Peace Center in Nazareth, and was a founder and the Director of the Islamic Cultural Center in Nazareth.

Ghassan’s peacemaking efforts have included reconciliation between individuals, communities, groups, and nations, working both in the grassroots with the people, and in the highest levels of discourse.

Ghassan is an expert and lectures in Islam, Islamic history, Sufism, and contemporary Muslim issues in the Middle East, Europe, and the USA. He is married to the daughter of the late Sheikh Baghdadi, renowned Muslim leader, and Holy Land facilitator in interfaith dialogue projects, Sheikha Laila Manasra.

Ghassan has received multiple awards and accolades for his peacemaking, including the 2014 “Outstanding Leader in Interreligious Dialogue Award” from the Dialogue Institute at Temple University.

Ghassan is able to build bridges and re-connect peoples because he feels himself to be part of every people, and family with every human being. He looks forward to the time when all human beings will share in this feeling and live in peace together, one with the other, sharing in the beauty of the diversity of this world.

About Rabbi Marc Labowitz

Rabbi Marc Labowitz is a teacher, lecturer and award-winning composer serving as the Rabbi of TAO – Temple Adath Or, in South Florida since 2002. Rabbi Marc Labowitz’s deepest spiritual practice is to foster a world in which Freedom, Acceptance and Love are the essence of all paths. He endeavors to do this by helping to garner a wise, warm, vibrant, caring Jewish community.

Rabbi Marc Labowitz brings his passionate joyful expression of Judaism, his musical talents, his informative, and deeply spiritual orating, and his forward looking vision to his position as Rabbi of TAO – Temple Adath Or, South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal.

Rabbi Marc Labowitz is a founder of:

  • All Fed – Feeding The Homeless and Hungry of South Florida,
  • TAO’s Homeward Choir– a soulful outlet for the Homeless contingent in Fort Lauderdale
  • Board member of Street Waves a program teaching our inner city youth to swim and surf.
  • He is the cofounder of TAO LGBTQ Spirituality Group, the TAO Children’s Jewish Spirituality School, and TAO Spiritual Bereavement.
  • The TAO Orchestra and plays alongside family, dear friends and musicians: Rebbetzen Paulina, Galia, Ocean and Kole Kerev Labowitz, Maria Daszkal, Bob Heaton, Esther Levy, Jorge Guzman, Stephanie Mair, Doug Tessler, Zeva Soroker, Carl Schmidt, and Jose Gregorio Hernandez.

Rabbi Marc Labowitz has served as rabbi, keynote lecturer, teacher, officiant and musical performer locally and internationally. He was born into a lineage of rabbis that include his Great-grandfather and namesake, Rabbi Mordechai Rabinovitch of Baltimore Z’l, his grandfather, Rabbi Herschel Leibowitz Z’l, his parents, Rabbi Shoni Labowitz Z’l and Rabbi Phillip Labowitz. Rabbi Marc Labowitz is married to the love of his life Paulina Labowitz, and is the father to their children Galia Nechama, Ocean Ayden, and Kole Kerev Labowitz.


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