Our own version of March Madness: one extraordinary opportunity remains to bring new insight into your seders. Please mark your calendars for the following interactive videoconference session, which will begin with 18 minutes of concentrated teaching and then allow for up to 18 minutes of questions and discussion.  (Bios at the end).

Wednesday, March 25th
7:30 am PST – 10:30 am EST – 16:30 Israel time
Rabbi David Ingber
“Who Knows 15? I Know 15. (The 15 Holy Steps of the Seder)”
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Wednesday, March 11th
9:00 am PST – 12:00 pm EST – 18:00 Israel time
Dr. Erica Brown
“Seder Talk”
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Wednesday, March 18

9:00 am PST – 12:00 pm EST – 18:00 Israel time
Colonel (Res.) Miri Eisen

“Israeli Elections The Day After: What Happens Now?”
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Tech and RSVP Information

We will be using a new technology called Zoom, which is similar to Skype and Google Hangout. Zoom allows up to 100 people to participate and is free to use. You will need to be at a computer, iPad or smartphone with internet, camera, mic and speakers to participate fully. If you don’t have a camera or mic at your computer, you can still “zoom in” – as long as you have internet and speakers you will be able to listen in, just like a conference call. You can dial in from a phone and will be in “listen only mode.”  To register and receive instructions and texts which will be used during the sessions, please email Aliza Storchan. As registration is limited to 100 participants each session, please register only for the sessions you are certain to attend.


Dr. Erica Brown is a writer and educator who works as the scholar-in-residence for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and consultant for the Jewish Agency and other Jewish non-profits. Erica’s latest book is Seder Talk. Recent other publications include Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death (Simon & Schuster) and Leadership in the Wilderness: Authority and Anxiety in the Book of Numbers. Erica writes a monthly column for The New York Jewish Week and the website Psychology Today and writes a weekly column for JTA on Jewish leadership. She was a Jerusalem Fellow, is a faculty member of The Wexner Foundation, an Avi Chai Fellow, winner of the Ted Farber Professional Excellence Award, recipient of the 2009 Covenant Award for her work in education and winner of the 2011 Bernie Reisman Award for Jewish Communal Service (Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program, Brandeis University). Erica has degrees from Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University and Baltimore Hebrew University. She lectures widely on subjects of Jewish interest and leadership and writes a weekly internet essay called “Weekly Jewish Wisdom.” She tweets daily on one page of the Talmud@DrEricaBrown and tweets an inspirational quote or question called Happier Days. 

Rabbi David Ingber promotes a renewed Jewish mysticism that integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into a unique and transformational blend of neo-chassidic, post-modern Judaism. A major 21st Century Jewish thinker and educator – teaching at such places as Pardes, the Jewish Theological Seminary, NYU and Columbia University – his rich perspective, open heart and mind and full-bodied approach to Jewish learning has brought him to speak throughout North America, Europe and Israel. He is the Founder and Rabbi at Romemu, an unabashedly eclectic and fast-growing congregation in New York City, which seeks to  infuse traditional liturgy and learning with the energy of ecstatic chant, silence, dance, yoga and meditation. Fusing Jewish mysticism and Chassidut with those of other ancient philosophies and world views such as integral philosopher Ken Wilber, Rabbi David also sits on the Board of Directors of Aleph and Synagogue 3000 Next Dor’s Working Group of Sacred Emergent Communities, where he also continues to teach.  Raised Modern Orthodox in New York, Rabbi David studied at several distinguished yeshivot in Jerusalem and New York including Yeshiva University, Beit Midrash L’Torah, Yeshivat Chaim Berlin and Yeshivat Chovovei Torah Rabbinical School, and received smicha from Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Founder of Renewal Judaism.