Program

A unique educational experience with expert teachers and lecturers, sharing ideas, encountering sacred texts, practicing the spiritual life, experiencing bibliodrama, visiting holy sites and more.

"Sharing Wisdom: The Quest for One-ness"

Week 1, July 23rd- 28th

Sharing Wisdom”: a seminar on how “Wisdom” is understood in six religious traditions and why and how it is shared with those from other faiths. What are the benefits and the dangers of sharing Wisdom? How can sharing Wisdom can help us experience the oneness of humanity and creation?

Week 2, July 31st - August 3rd

“Sharing Wisdom”: a training workshop for emerging religious and community leaders, with an emphasis on healing painful memories and building models of sharing Wisdom which respond to past divisions and answer contemporary challenges.

 

Day 1
23 Jul 2017

Welcome and Introductions

What is “Wisdom” to me.
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

Lecture

Lecture: Why we have chosen “Sharing Wisdom” as our theme and what we mean by it.
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Day 2
24 Jul 2017

Text-study – Group Work

What is “Wisdom” (in 6 religious traditions)
Peta Jones Pellach

Panel

The Power of Sharing Wisdom
Mohammed Dajani
Ruben Habito
Meir Sendor

Text-study – Presentation

Oneness in Diversity: “Wisdom” in the Jewish tradition
Meir Sendor

Lecture / Discussion

Prayer and Ritual as a Way of Sharing Wisdom and Affirming Unity
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Prayer

Vespers at Dormition followed by meeting with the monks
Day 3
25 Jul 2017

Text-study – Group Work

Who is wise (in 6 religious traditions)
Peta Jones Pellach

Case study 1

Two wise men share wisdom and find friendship – Gandhi and Andrews
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

Bibliodrama – Case Study 2

Rav Kook
Peta Jones Pellach

Site Visit

Rav Kook House (at 17:00)
Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein
Day 4
26 Jul 2017

Text-study – Group Work

How is wisdom acquired (in 6 religious traditions)
Peta Jones Pellach

Presentation

Oneness in Diversity: “Wisdom” in the Muslim tradition

Lecture

What is Religious Genius
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Panel

Religious Genius and Sharing Wisdom
Meir Sendor
Day 5
27 Jul 2017

Text-study – Group Work

How is wisdom shared responsibly (in 6 religious traditions)
Peta Jones Pellach

Panel Discussion

CAN WE SHARE WISDOM RESPONSIBLY IN WHEN THERE IS AN IMBALANCE OF POWER? Can interreligious dialogue ignore political realities?

Presentation

Oneness in Diversity: “Wisdom” in the Christian tradition
TBA

Panel Presentation

SIDE-BY-SIDE PRAYER AS AN AFFIRMATION OF ONENESS
Fr. Russ McDougall

Prayer

Praying Together in Jerusalem
Day 6
28 Jul 2017

Discussion

DOES SIDE-BY-SIDE PRAYER REINFORCE A SENSE OF ONENESS?
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

Lecture and Text-Study

Introduction to Shabbat
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

Lecture

Oneness in Diversity: “Wisdom” in the Hindu tradition
Dr Anantanand Rambachan
Day 7
30 Jul 2017
Day 8
31 Jul 2017

Prayers/ Meditation/ Introductions

Include brief discussion of the significance of Magdala

Methodology

The Dialogue Decalogue and other best practices
Peta Jones Pellach

Teaching/ Lecture

Introduction to Tisha B’Av: Memory and Hope
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Day 9
01 Aug 2017

Excursion

Meet at Har Herzl Light Rail Station
Peta Jones Pellach
Day 10
02 Aug 2017

Methodology

Best practice in Building Understanding
Dr Alick Isaacs

Religious Genius Case Study 3 – text study

Rav Nahman
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Teaching/ Lecture

On borrowing and inspiration
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Day 11
03 Aug 2017

Text study

Amma
Peta Jones Pellach

Teaching/ Lecture

Thematic Studies: Love through the prism of Religious Genius
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein