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The Soul's Search for Meaning
Creating a Personal Theology

Shelly Fredman

Ritual, Prayer & Spirituality, Text & Thought

Art Green describes theology as nothing more than a string of moments of Holy and Awesome Presence, or Deep, Inner Stillness. What are our own places where such moments are evoked and what kind of belief system can we create, so that we can access these experiences more often, more deeply? We'll consider the writings of Green, Rilke and Mary Oliver and participants will have the opportunity to write/explore their own sacred moments.

Shelly Fredman

Skirball Adult Education/Barnard college

Shelly R. Fredman teaches the Writer’s Beit Midrash at Skirball’s Adult Jewish Center in NYC and also teaches writing at Barnard College. Her work has appeared in "Best Jewish Writing" and various anthologies. She is particularly interested in the profound encounter that can take place when sacred texts meet up with the dreams, struggles, aspirations and challenges of our personal lives.

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