Secular Spirituality: Oxymoron or Emotional Meaning?
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
What is the balance between a secular lifestyle and spiritual or emotional fulfillment? Where do Humanists find what Humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow called Peak Experiences? Is spirituality a concept inappropriate for Humanists? Join Adam Chalom, Rabbi of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation and Dean for North America of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism (IISHJ), for a fascinating exploration.
Rabbi Adam Chalom earned a B.A. cum laude from Yale University in Judaic Studies, a Master’s Degree at the University of Michigan in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies, Rabbinic ordination from IISHJ, and his PhD at the University of Michigan in Near Eastern Studies. He joined the Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in July 2004. Before then, he served for three years as co-Rabbi of the Birmingham Temple. Rabbi Chalom is also the North American Dean of the IISHJ, the leadership and rabbinical training institution of the world-wide movement of Secular Humanistic Judaism; the membership chair and secretary of the Association of Humanistic Rabbis; and serves on the editorial board of the quarterly journal, Humanistic Judaism.
7:30 pm Welcome/ Announcements/ Introductions
7:40 pm Election of HWSC Board for 2010 – 2011
7: 50 pm Presentation by Rabbi Adam Chalom
9 pm Stop for informal conversation