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Sunday, January 14 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Should Jews Seek Converts? Exploring the Boundary Between Hospitality and Proselytizing

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In the ancient world, rabbis and Jews actively proselytized. Many modern Jews are surprised to learn this. Jewish Shabbat table fellowship was greatly admired by pagans of the ancient world. I will discuss texts on the role of "modern Shabbat table fellowship" and newer understandings of Jewish traditions of hospitality. What are the limits and opportunities of Shabbat hospitality? How do Christian hospitality traditions differ from Jewish traditions? I will share some of the things we have learned in Panim Hadashot and its mission to revitalize Shabbat hospitality.

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Dov Gartenberg

Rabbi Dov Gartenberg came to Seattle in 1988 to serve as rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom. After a sojourn in Alaska from 2011 to 2015, Rabbi Gartenberg returned to Seattle to form Panim Hadashot–New Faces, which seeks to build community on the foundation of Shabbat hospitality... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am
Ballinger (South)