Inter-Faith Dialogue

The Book of Exodus

Discovering Modern Inspiration in Ancient Stories of Redemption and Revelation

Facilitated by The Rev. Elizabeth Knowlton and Rabbi Mara Nathan

The story of the Exodus can be seen as the starting-point of the formation of monotheism, the defining concept of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and as author Richard Elliot Friedman claims, the cradle of global values of compassion and equal rights today. Both Judaism and Christianity consider this a foundational scripture to understand both our heritage and our current spiritual context and practices. Join The Rev. Elizabeth Knowlton and Rabbi Mara Nathan, Sr. Rabbi at Temple Beth-El, for a monthly exploration of this sacred and inspirational text.
Exodus 1:1-9:35 - The Heavy Weight of Servitude- Leaving Slavery and Exile to Claim a New Kind of Freedom.  
October 23 at Temple Beth-El

Exodus 10:1-17:16 - Power, Plagues, and the Redemption from Slavery
November 20 at Temple Beth-El
Exodus 18:1-24:18 - The Excitement of Revelation vs. the Reality of Maintaining Covenant
December 18 at Temple Beth-El
Exodus 25:1-27:19 - A Place for God - Instructions for Preparing the Holy Sanctuary
January 8 at Temple Beth-El
Exodus 27:20-30:10 - Holy Vestments and Sanctuary Rituals - The Role of Clergy as Conduit to God
February 19 at Temple Beth-El

Exodus 30:11-34:35 - The Golden Calf - Mediating the Relationship with God
March 4 at Temple Beth-El

Exodus 35:1-40:38 - Making a Place for God - The Tabernacle as Metaphor for Letting God Into Our Lives
April 1 at Temple Beth-El