Explore the theme of Kehillah Kedoshah: A Sacred Community by reflecting on the words that we say and how these do in fact make us who we are. Speech has the ability to create sacred relationships among people or destroy the bonds that bind us together as friends, colleagues, lovers and communities. Look into our sources as we learn about how speech in Judaism is the construction of reality.
Temple Judea was privileged to have Rabbi Peter S. Knobel, serve as Interim Rabbi in 2013-2014, having previously served as Interim Senior Rabbi at Temple Sholom in Chicago. Rabbi Knobel served as the spiritual leader of Beth Emet the Free Synagogue in Evanston, IL beginning in 1980 and is still an active teacher and worshiper in that community. He is past president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, as well as of the Chicago Board of Rabbis. In addition to authoring articles on a wide range of topics such as Jewish Bioethics, Liturgy and Zionist Thought, Rabbi Knobel chaired the Editorial Committee for Mishkan T'Filah.