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Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD: Speaking
Rabbi Hoffman travels regularly as a scholar in residence, offering lectures and dialogues for weekend or Shabbaton programming. He also consults with synagogues engaged in spiritual renewal, strategic planning, and transformative visioning.

He offers:

  • Sets of lectures and classes using translated texts from Jewish tradition, on the following topics:
    • A Day of Wine and Moses: The Passover Haggadah and the Seder You Have Always Wanted
    • Preparing for The High Holy Days: How to Appreciate the Liturgy of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
    • The Essence of Jewish Prayer: The Prayer Book in Context and Worship In Our Time
  • Individual Lectures or a Lecture Series on contemporary issues of North American Jewish identity:
    • Beyond Ethnicity: The Coming Project for North American Jewish Identity
    • How We Pray Is Who We Are: This Is Your Life, North American Jews.
    • The Varieties of Authentic Jewish Spirituality
    • Looking For God in a Secular World
    • Limits, Truth and Meaning: The Anxious Search for Meaning in our Time
    • Synagogue Change: Transforming Synagogues as Spiritual and Moral Centers for the 21st Century
    • Freud, Marx and Others: A Dialogue With Critics on Why Ritual Matters