Spiritual Liberation - Exploring the Passover Haggadah through the Eyes of the Hasidic Masters
with Rabbi Nathan Martin
Tuesdays at 7 PM - March 6, 13, 20 & 27
$80/GJC members, $95/non members
As an opportunity to begin your Passover preparation, join Rabbi Nathan Martin for this four session course to study Hasidic teachings on various aspects of the Passover Haggadah. Each session will focus on Hasidic teachings on a particular aspect of the Passover Hagaddah such as Matzah, the four children, and the four cups, allowing for in-depth study, personal reflec on, and discussion. Texts will be studied in their English translation alongside the original Hebrew. No specific background is needed to participate.
Rabbi Nathan Martin graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2006. Since that time he has served as the Assistant Director of the University of Michigan Hillel (2006-10), the Director of Student Life at RRC (2010-17), as well as the Associate Rabbi at Beth Israel (2015-present). He brings a passion to his work for creating spirit-filled, caring communities that are also dedicated to the important work of repairing the world. He has taught prayer at RRC and has been blessed to serve as a prayer leader for a variety of Reconstructionist, Reform, Renewal and Conservative communities. He completed 2-year training for religious environmental leadership with Greenfaith (2007-2008), and recently organized a Philadelphia Jewish contingent to head to the 2017 People's Climate March. Rabbi Martin also completed a two-year training in Jewish mindfulness practice with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) from 2011-2013. In his learning and teaching he particularly finds himself drawn to the ways in which our spiritually oriented texts in our tradition can help inform and guide our practice as Jews today. Rabbi Nathan is also a proud parent of two young children, Hadassah and Yehuda, a cyclist, and a gardener. He is lucky to be partnered with Abby Weinberg, herself a Jewish professional working for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.