Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Living In Two Worlds

How Do We Keep Our Balance? There's a special Shabbos afternoon study session at Congregation Albert this week, presented through the efforts of Dr Gordon Bronitsky and members of CA's Navajo-Jewish Dialogue.

Jews and Navajos in Dialogue
Medicine Man Johnson Dennison & Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld
Saturday  November 5th @ 4:00 pm

Johnson Dennison is a Practicing Navajo traditional Medicine Man (Wind Way, Blessing Way, Protection Way, Healing Way) who works with other medicine people to provide integrated care with Western based hospital medicine.  He has held positions as Coordinator of Office of Native Medicine, Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility, Chinle, AZ; and Dean of Instruction, Diné College,Tsaile, AZ.  For a taste of Dennison's insights, you can watch an extended PBS interview with him here.

Congregation Albert's Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld received a Master's degree in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1980, was ordained in 1981, and received the Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa in 2006. He has also pursued course work in the Jewish Studies doctoral program at Spertus Institute of Judaica.  After ordination, he served as Assistant Rabbi in Memphis, Tennessee (1981-1984), Rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom in Anchorage, Alaska (1984-2000), and Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, New York (2000-2011).

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