Congregation Agudas Achim’s fall and winter speaker series begins 2018 with Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu of New York, who will visit Austin Sunday, Jan. 14, as the featured speaker for a program on the ways Judaism is responding to increasing intermarriage.
Sirbu is director of Rabbis Without Borders – not affiliated with Doctors Without Borders – at the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. The group’s website notes its focus is on “pushing the borders of what it means to be a rabbi today.
The program begins at 10:30 a.m. with brunch and Sirbu’s presentation, followed by a panel that will include including CAA’s Rabbi Neil Blumofe and will further the dialogue in the Jewish community. The program is expected to conclude at 12:30 p.m.
Sirbu, an Austin native, was selected as one of the Most Inspirational Rabbis in America by The Forward. She founded the website RabbiCareers.com and is a regular contributor to several online publications and blogs.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, Sirbu holds a master’s degree and ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Breakfast is $13 and can be paid online at CAA’s website or at the door. An RSVP to Cameron Nudleman is requested at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-735-8418.
Series sponsors receive reserved seating and complimentary breakfast. Sponsorships at the $180 minimum level for one or two people helps defray speaker travel costs. ■
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