Midweek Dialogues
Wednesday, April 23, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. when Rabbi Amy Eilberg will present and discuss her new book, "From Enemy to Friend." The book is available from local booksllers and from www.amazon.com. See below for details.
The Midweek Dialogues are SPIN’s oldest program. They are offered on Thursdays and other days of the month, depending on spaker's schedules running from noon to 2 p.m. at the St. Paul Area Council of Churches, 1671 Summit Avenue (corner of  Summit & Pierce)

People bring a lunch, hear a speaker, and have the opportunity for give-and-take with the presenter and other participants. The events are free and open to the public; a free will donation is invited. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for informal mingling.

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, our good friend here in Saint Paul, just had her new book published and released in April: "From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wiscom and the Pursuit oif Peace." Rabbi Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. After many years of work in pastoral care, hospice and spiritual direction, she now directs interfaith programs in Minneapolis/Saint Paul at the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and is adjunct facultryat United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and at St. Catherine University.

Rabbi David Ellenson of Hebrew Union College writes: "Weaving classical Jewish wisdom, spiritual teachings drawn from many traditions, writings on conflict resolution, and highly instructive personal vignettes and testimony into a seamless whole, Eilberg constructs an engaging, provocative and discomfiting book that calls upon its readers to question deeply held and seeming intractable positions. In the end, this book is one of hope. It has the rare virtue -- if only we her readers possess the openness and courage -- of changing how we are in the world." 
We heartily enourage persons to come to hear Rabbi Eilberg discuss her book after which there will be time for small group and large group discussion.