UUs for Jewish Awareness is open to all members and friends of UUCM who have Jewish roots or relatives and/or an interest in learning more about Jewish customs and culture. Led by UUCM members Hilary Fandel, Marcia Mandel and Helen Lippman, the group will provide an opportunity to honor Jewish heritage, share cultural and religious memories, and explore feelings about dual identity as UU and Jewish. Much of the focus will be shaped by the interests and needs of attendees.

The UUs for Jewish Awareness Group has invited Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz to speak on the subject of his book, WHERE ARE YOU? A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ADVANCED SPIRITUALITY, at 7:30 on May 15, 2023 via Zoom. We invite everyone who is interested to join us! Please email jewishawareness@uumontclair.org for Zoom link.

Dan Ehrenkrantz, award-winning author of Where Are You? A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Spirituality will speak with us at 7:30 on May 15th via Zoom. His talk will explore some of the different meanings of the word “spirituality” including his understanding of “advanced spirituality.” Participants will learn an easy practical exercise they can use at any time, including during stressful interactions, that will assist in integrating spirituality into their daily lives.

There will be ample time for questions and conversation.

About the speaker: Dan Ehrenkrantz was ranked one of the 50 most-influential American rabbis by Newsweek magazine. He has been featured on radio and TV programs such as the PBS television series Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, the public radio program Weekend America, and the Montel Across America Show with Montel Williams. Ehrenkrantz began his career as the rabbi of congregation Bnai Keshet in Montclair, NJ. He moved into a position of global leadership when he was selected to become president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He has recently served as a consultant to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and overseas. His first book, Where Are You?  A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Spirituality, was named the winner of a Best Book Award and a Best Indie Book Award and a finalist for a Wishing Shelf book award and a Foreword INDIES book award.