Scholar-in-Residence - Rabbi Wayne Dosick


  • Various Locations on the Peninsula

Rabbi Wayne Dosick

A series of lectures on the spiritual and ethical sensibilities that nourish our inner Jewish lives
January 28 – February 10, 2016 • All lectures are free

Dancing With God When Life Hurts
Thursday, January 28, 7:00 pm
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School Ulam Gadol, Foster City

When faced with the pain and anguish of life’s tragedies, how do we pick up the broken pieces of our lives and become whole again? This PJCC program requires pre-registration.

SoulJourney
Friday, January 29, 6:30 pm service; 7:45 pm lecture
Peninsula Temple Beth El

The great mystery, the ultimate unanswered question: Is this Earth life all there is, or is there life after death?

Do You Want Isaiah to Be Your Next-Door Neighbor?
Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 pm
Peninsula Temple Beth El

It’s not easy being the bearers of ethical mandates and holding the mirror of morality in the face of the world. How do we best be effective activists and take up our sacred tradition’s call to goodness, justice, and righteousness?

Creating Sacred Community
Wednesday, February 3, 2:00 pm
Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City

How can we transform our communities into conscious holy communities where people
work toward a common purpose in grace and dignity, respect, and honor? This PJCC program requires pre-registration.

Kabbalah Alive! A Soul Journey Into The Tree of Life
Wednesday, February 3, 5:30 pm
Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City

Explore this gentle introduction to the world of Kabbalah, the basic secrets of the Jewish
mystical tradition, and the journey to innermost happiness.

Your Money and Your Life: You Can Have Both
Friday, February 5. 6:00 pm service, 7:00 pm lecture
Peninsula Temple Sholom, Buirlingame

Discover how ancient spiritual wisdom will help you find meaning and worth, values and ethics, satisfaction, and fulfillment at work and play.

I Pray That I Am Able To Pray
Saturday, February 6, 9:30 am service, 12:30 pm lecture
Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City

Explore the purpose, efficacy, and possibilities of prayer. What is the psycho-spiritual prayer dynamic that our sages conceived, and how does prayer work?

Jewish Wry
Saturday, February 6, 6:30 pm Havdallah; 7:00 pm lecture
Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City

Humor reveals the deepest truths, and the wisdom of the ages is in this contemporary
comedy. Prepare to share hilarious stories, touching tales, and poignant experiences.

Bringing Up Ethical Children in Unethical Times
Sunday, February 7, 11:15 am
Peninsula Temple Sholom, Burlingame

Acquire inspirational advice in this practical, everyday guide to teaching and modeling ethical values and moral behavior to our children.

Hey Boomers! We’re All Gonna Die So Let’s Get Used To It
Monday, February 8, 10:30 am
Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City

This enlightening program will benefit families who want to understand aging and offer support to their “Baby Boomer” parents and grandparents as they grow older.

Jew Who?
Monday, February 8, 2:00 pm
Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City

Are we American Jews? Jewish-Americans? Are we at home or still in wandering exile? This is a fascinating exploration of the shaping of Jewish identity and the Jewish experience in America. This PJCC program requires pre-registration.

Do You Want Isaiah To Be Your Next Door Neighbor?
Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 pm
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School

It’s not easy being the bearers of ethical mandates and holding the mirror of morality in the face of the world. How do we best be effective activists and take up our sacred tradition’s call to goodness, justice and righteousness?


The 2016 North Peninsula Scholar-in-Residence is funded primarily by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture. Funded in part by Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Congregation Beth Jacob, Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, and the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.