Samuel Klein is currently pursuing a passion for learning at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, 10 years after his first interview there! Samuel is past Executive Director of The Coexistence Trust and Community Director of London’s Carlebach Synagogue "The Saatchi Shul". Samuel is a Five Rhythms dance practitioner with an interest in the dialogue between existential and gestalt psychotherapy and art of movement.
Let Him Kiss Me with the Kisses of His Mouth
Gauguin's Song of Songs
Arts & Performance
Post-Impressionist painters used vivid colors, thick application of paint, distinctive brush strokes, and distorted forms for expressive effect, mixing up the subject matter in fantastical, primitive forms. In this discussion circle, focusing on the art of Paul Gauguin, we will explore themes of love and intimacy in the text and texture of the 'Song of Songs'—making elastic the boundaries of the traditional ….
Portnoy's Complaint?: Faith, Passion, and Paradox
Sacred Text & Thought
Having a religious crisis? In this workshop (for the very intense), we will explore whether truth is a good thing to go looking for in the first place. Come along, if you are up for a meaty discussion with fellow guests Abraham Joshua Heschel, Paul Tillich, Emmy Van Deurzen, Jonathan Sacks, and others on why passion and reason do not often get along so well.
Create Your Own Spiritual Biography
One Step Further along Your Jewish Journey
Sacred Text & Thought,
Everything in your Jewish life, from the mundane to the extraordinary, is a story waiting to be told. The intention of this session is for you to delve deep into your personal narrative and discover your own unique, powerful story. Join Daniel and Samuel in a supportive and reflective space in which you will be afforded the opportunity to create. Through writing exercises and improvisation we hope you'll find your authentic voice, and a way to express it.
Roaming in the Garden of Delights
Sacred Text & Thought
"Four entered the Pardes—Ben Azzai, Ben Zoma, Acher, and Akiba … " (Babylonian Talmud, Haggigah 14b). Discover multivalent meanings in the powerful allegory of the Pardes through an exploration in Gestalt awareness practice, bodywork technique, and art of movement developed at the Esalen Institute, California.