Do You Always Have to Forgive? An interactive workshop with Rabbi Goldie Milgram

Date/Time: Sunday, September 21, 2014, beginning at 7 pm
Location: the YM-YWHA, 5400 Westbury Avenue, in Kellert Hall
Cost: Your donation helps to support our unique and meaningful Fall Scholars-in-Residence Program! (No one is ever turned away for inability to pay; everyone is welcome.)

This time of year, Jewish culture encourages us to focus upon the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wounds that may have accrued in our relationships. Judaism emphasizes the potential for healing when the fullness of a spiritual depth process called TSHUVAH is undertaken.

In this highly interactive workshop, we will explore the wisdom of ancient and contemporary Jewish spiritual masters on this important topic that overlaps with the question of when, whether and how to engage in forgiveness. Reb Goldie will draw upon the methods derived from the human potential movement and the emerging field of Jewish spiritual education.

Individuals from all ages, backgrounds and traditions are welcome. No prior knowledge of Judaism or Hebrew is required. Source materials will be provided in the original and in translation.

Enjoy music from B’nai Or’s musician-in-residence Fran Avni. Following the workshop, please join us for a pre-New Year’s nosh, including wine, grape juice, apples, honey, and honeycake!


Rabbi Dr. Goldie Milgram is an internationally acclaimed teacher of Torah and Jewish spiritual practices. Her 2014 book releases include Seeking and Soaring: Jewish Approaches to Spiritual Guidance and Development; Mitzvah Stories for the Whole Family; and Reclaiming Bar/Bat Mitzvah as a Spiritual Rite of Passage. Her resource-rich websites focus upon sharing innovative approaches to meaningful Jewish living: and

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