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First Friday on Thursday: "Rabbi-ing" in Germany & Switzerland | Rabbi Diane Tiferet Shares Stories About Jewish Life in Europe

Thursday, November 5, 2020 18 Cheshvan 5781

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for our next First Friday on Thursday program. “Rabbi-ing” in Germany and Switzerland: Rabbi Diane Tiferet shares stories about Jewish life in Europe

Rabbi Diane Tiferet Lakein has lived much of her life in Europe. She spent part of her formative years as a member of the Jewish community in Stockholm, Sweden (where she celebrated her bat-mitzvah), and most recently lived in Germany for 25 years, where she was involved in non-Orthodox Jewish communities in Berlin, Leipzig, Cologne and Freiburg – as well as in Basel, Switzerland. Come learn about the joys and challenges of contemporary Jewish life from the perspective of an anthropology-trained, long-term expatriate and spiritual leader and seeker.

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Rabbi Diane Tiferet Lakein holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies and International Politics from Princeton University and an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Born in San Francisco, she spent time in Stockholm, Sweden as a child and in Beijing, China as an undergraduate. She moved to Germany in the mid-1990s to conduct ethnographic research on anti-racist responses to rising xenophobia – and discovered her passion for Jewish spirituality and education. She received a Masters of Jewish Education from Hebrew College in 2015 and ordination from ALEPH, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal, in 2017. She most recently served as Jewish Educator in Cologne, Germany (2011-2014), Rabbinic Intern in Freiburg, Germany (2013-2016) and Rabbi of Chawurah Gescher in Freiburg, Germany and Migwan in Basel, Switzerland (2017-2019).

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