Friday, April 23, 2021

Rabbi Kalfus and Phyllis Meyers leading services and Torah study (beginning Fri, Apr 30)

On Friday, April 30, join us for Zoom services with Rabbi Arturo Kalfus and Jewish educator Phyllis Meyers, They will be conducting services remotely from Mexico, and they always bring with them, even remotely, a deep spirituality. Services will include live music. 

On Saturday, join us for Torah study led by Rabbi Kalfus (and likely Phyllis Meyers). 

Rabbi Arturo Kalfus and Educator Phyllis Meyers

Bio: Rabbi Arturo Kalfus and Educator Phyllis Meyers

Rabbi Kalfus served at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge, CA, and before that at Temple Emanu-El in Oak, Park, MI. Born in Buenos Aires to Polish immigrants who survived the Holocaust, Rabbi Kalfus journeyed to Israel and then immigrated to the U.S. in 1983. He holds a B.A. with honors in Jewish History and Jewish Philosophy from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rabbi Kalfus was ordained in 1992 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. In addition, Rabbi Kalfus participated in a program on Language, Culture and Civilization at the Sorbonne in Paris, and performed doctoral work at Columbia University. He is a fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem and completed professional development courses at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Institute, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School.

Rabbi Kalfus is married to Phyllis Meyers, who is trained in both Jewish education and special education. They are the parents of two adult children, Ari and Lilah.

(Adapted from text from Temple Ahavat Shalom)

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