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Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Krishef

Upcoming Sessions

1. Friday, July 26, 2024 20 Tammuz 5784

5:00 PM - 9:00 PMCongregation B'nai Moshe

2. Saturday, July 27, 2024 21 Tammuz 5784

9:00 AM - 1:00 PMCongregation B'nai Moshe

3. Sunday, July 28, 2024 22 Tammuz 5784

9:00 AM - 12:00 PMCongregation B'nai Moshe

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi David J.B. Krishef

Come to one or all of these special Scholar-in-Residence weekend events!

Friday, July 26: 

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat: Services and dinner.

Post-dinner learning: Reflections on the Psalms of Kabbalat Shabbat.

RSVP for the dinner by clicking HERE

Saturday, July 27:

D'var Torah: Finding the Sacred Response in Contemplative Reading.

Kiddush discussion: Finding God's Voice in Prayer

Illustrating the method of intentional, meditative reading and prayer.

Sunday, July 28:

Rabbi Krishef will have discounted copies of his book for sale and signing after morning Minyan.


His book, "Reflections on the Psalms" is available for purchase on Amazon by clicking HERE.


David J.B. Krishef has been rabbi of Congregation Ahavas Israel, a Conservative synagogue in Grand Rapids, since 1994, and blogs at  He is the author of Reflections on the Psalms, a contemplative, meditative, reflection on verses and phrases from each of the 150 Psalms.  Rabbi Krishef serves on the Executive Board of the Rabbinical Assembly, the world-wide organization for Conservative/Masorti Rabbis, writes the popular "Ethics and Religion Talk" column for, frequently speaks and appears on interfaith panels within the Grand Rapids community, and has taught Hebrew and Judaism courses at local colleges.

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