PRINGFIELD – The annual Sandi Kupperman Memorial Event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 at Temple Beth El. The weekend will feature Dr. Ron Wolfson as scholar- in-residence.
Dr. Wolfson is a visionary Jewish educator whose enthusiasm for bringing Judaism alive in homes and synagogues has shaped his work in the community. He is currently the Fingerhut Professor of Education at the American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism) in Los Angeles. He was the founding director of Whizin Center for the Jewish Future and the Whizin Institute for Jewish Family Life.
Dr. Wolfson has visited hundreds of synagogues across North America as a consultant, teacher, and scholar-in-residence widely recognized for his passionate, insightful and often humorous presentations. He is a co-founder of Synagogue 2000 and currently serves as Co-President
of Synagogue 3000.Dr. Wolfson will deliver Temple Beth El’s d’var torah at the Shabbat morning service on Dec. 1. Following a Kiddush luncheon, he will lead a Family Education workshop titled “How to be God’s Superhero on Earth.”
On Sunday morning Dr. Wolfson will speak about “The Spirituality of Welcoming” at a breakfast for Temple Beth El members served at 9:15 am. There is no charge for lunch or breakfast, but reservations are requested by calling or emailing the Religious School office at (413) 737-0170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.