Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach
190 N. County Rd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
In this class we will read the section in the Talmud called “Mie (as in pie) Hanukkah” which means “What is Hanukkah?”It is the principle source for the rituals of our winter festival. We will work with the original text in translation.
A knowledge of Hebrew or Aramaic is not required.
Rabbi Mark Staitman is well known in the Pittsburgh Jewish Community and in the Soviet Jewry advocacy movement. Rabbi Staitman came to Pittsburgh in 1975 as the Assistant Rabbi for Rodef Shalom Congregation. In 1979 he became tine Associate Rabbi and in 1995 was elected as Rabbi of the congregation. Rabbi Staitman served the congregation as Rabbi until July of 2003. Rabbi Staitman is a Licensed Professional Counselor and was the therapist for the Partial Hospitalization Program for Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Sq. Hill until his retirement in 2014. He maintains a small private therapeutic practice which specializes in therapy for clergy who suffer from the effects of trauma.