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Adoption Awareness Shabbat with Rabbi Susan Silverman

Friday, October 20, 2017 • 30 Tishrei 5778

All Day for 1 Days

There are 400,000 children in the US foster care system and millions outside of family care worldwide. These children are at immense risk of disease, death, and human trafficking.

Please join us as we welcome Rabbi Susan Silverman, Founding Director of Second Nurture: Every Child Deserves a Family -- and a Community, who will teach about the orphan and foster care crises and share her innovative approach to empower our families, and our community, to change the world.

Saturday, October 21: Schedule of Events
9:00a | Women's Tefilah Service with Rabbi Susan Silverman
9:15a | Shacharit with a Dvar Torah from Rabbi Susan Silverman: "The Children of Noah's Generation: Innocence Among Iniquity"
Followed by a Community Kiddush in the Social Hall as well as a Teen Kiddush (Grades 6-12) in the Chadar Tikvah featuring a discussion with Rabbi Susan Silverman
4:40p | Daf Yomi
5:10p | Chaim Fruchter's Shiur
5:40p | Mincha followed by Seuda Shelishit with a talk from Rabbi Susan Silverman: "Ohev Sholom and Second Nurture: If Every Child Deserves a Family, Why Not Us? A Conversation about Promoting Adoption Among the Families in Our Community"
7:04p | Havdalah

About Rabbi Susan Silverman
Susan is a rabbi, author, teacher, activist and founder of Second Nurture: Every Child Deserves a Family – And a Community ( She is an advocate for asylum seekers and of liberal Judaism in Israel. She is the author of Jewish Family & Life: Traditions, Holiday and Values for Today's Parents and Children and of Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful Broken World and has appeared in Tablet Magazine, Moment Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Forward, The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet, The New York Times, NPR, and ABC's The View and can be followed at and @rabbasusan.

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