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To conclude Passover, SAJ hosts a weekend with The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood

Friday, April 6

10:00 AM

Passover 7th Day and Yizkor Service

12:15 PM

Kosher for Passover Kiddush

Saturday, April 7

10:00 AM

Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann and Debbie Rand.

Please note: Fitting with Reconstructionist and Israeli custom, SAJ ritually observes 7 days of the holiday so our Shabbat service will not have special prayers for Passover.

11:15 AM
(during service)

"Salvation in the Thought of Mordecai Kaplan: How Kaplan has Saved me and can Save You"
  Guest Speaker: Dr. Mel Scult 

Dr. Scult will speak about Kaplan's conception of Salvation -- its origins, the meaning of salvation in Kaplan's system as well as how it is relevant to our lives today.

12:30 PM

 Kosher for Passover Kiddush

Sunday, April 8

4:30 PM

"Is Jewish Peoplehood a Myth?"

Dr. Shaul Magid,

in conversation with

Dr. Eric Caplan


Mordecai Kaplan taught that belonging to the Jewish people was a primary value and that "belonging precedes behaving which precedes believing." In recent years, there have been questions about whether Kaplan's theory of Jewish peoplehood still rings true today and whether it speaks to current generations of Jews who have a very different experience in America than generations past. Please join us as we wrestle with and attempt to "reconstruct" Kaplan's ideas for today.



Tue, March 26 2019 19 Adar II 5779