Jewish Mysticism: Teachings of the Kabbalah

June 6, Thursday, 7 p.m.

What are the physics and metaphysics of the universe?  What is the role of humans in creation? 

In this historic overview of Jewish mystical thought, Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener will share basic and universal ideas from the Jewish tradition, which parallel other world traditions and challenge us to participate meaningfully in planetary development. Rabbi Cohen-Kiener will share fundamental ideas from Jewish mysticism, especially the Kabbalistic (esoteric) teachings on cosmology, or how the world came into being.

Rabbi Cohen-Kiener is the spiritual leader of Temple Israel in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She was ordained by the Alliance for Jewish Renewal, a progressive spiritual stream of Jewish practice.