In their new book, Creating Sacred Communities, Dr. Ron Wolfson and Rabbi Brett Kopin present conversations with 15 leading practitioners who are shaping engaging and growing congregations in North America. In this session, Ron and Brett will share some of the best principles and practices from leaders like Rabbis Angela Buchdahl, Sharon Brous, Ed Feinstein, Mike Uram, Dan Moskovitz, Nicole Auerbach, Lydia Medwin and special master class contributor, Pastor Rick Warren.
Creating Sacred Communities: Leading Practitioners Share Lessons Learned
Dr. Ron Wolfson is the Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, where he has been on the faculty for forty-seven years and president of the Kripke Institute. He is the author of twenty books on Jewish life, including Shabbat, Passover, Hanukkah, God's To-Do List, The Seven Questions You're Asked in Heaven, The Spirituality of Welcoming, Relational Judaism, The Relational Judaism Handbook (with Rabbi Lydia Medwin and Rabbi Nicole Auerbach), The Best Boy in the United States of America, Raising A+ Human Beings: Crafting a Jewish School Culture of Academic Excellence and AP Kindness (with Dr. Bruce Powell) and Creating Sacred Communities: Leading Practitioners Share Lessons Learned (with Rabbi Brett Kopin). He eats frozen yogurt just about every day. Rabbi Brett Kopin was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, graduated with a BA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013, and received rabbinic ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2021. He is the co-screenwriter of the award-winning animated film The Tattooed Torah. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Sofia.