Sunday Morning Service ~ Framing Religion for the Future

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

- Pres. John Kennedy

 

This adage works well for us as individuals, but what of our religious beliefs, systems and education? A riddle from the Talmud: 'The duck walks with her head down, but her eyes are forward.' We will explore current trends in religion and make some future projections and plans  for ourselves and our community.

 

Dr. Henry Shreibman

Dominican University

Asst. Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Sunday, March 26th
9:30am & 11:15am
Rabbi Henry Schreibman

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

- Pres. John Kennedy

 

This adage works well for us as individuals, but what of our religious beliefs, systems and education? A riddle from the Talmud: 'The duck walks with her head down, but her eyes are forward.' We will explore current trends in religion and make some future projections and plans  for ourselves and our community.

 

Dr. Henry Shreibman

Dominican University

Asst. Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Led By: Rabbi Henry Shreibman -

Rabbi Henry Shreibman is a consummate educator with more than 25 years of experience in both Jewish and general schools. Over the last seven years he has taught comparative religion, history, ethics and philosophy at Dominican University, Sonoma State University and University of California at Davis. He currently is associate professor of religion and philosophy at Dominican, where he also serves as director for academic advancement for the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
In 2008 Shreibman helped launch and also taught courses in the new Jewish studies minor at the California State University at Sonoma. The program provides courses to more than 75 students per semester.
As head of school at Brandeis Hillel Day School, the largest and oldest Jewish day school in Northern California, from 1992 to 2005, he helped drive a renaissance of day school education in that region. Shreibman also has directed the Division of School and Community Services for the Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago.
He received the Professional Executive of the Year Award from The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco for his work on behalf the day schools of Northern California.
Shreibman received his M.A. in Hebrew letters and title of rabbi from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and his Ph.D. in comparative Semitic literature and religion from Columbia University. He also earned a Master of Philosophy and a Master of Arts from Columbia.
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Celebration Leader: Carolyn Gauthier

Carolyn Gauthier came out of the womb singing! Her father was a professor of music and choir director at the family’s church. Her mother played piano and sang at home as well as in the sanctuary. From the time Carolyn could see over the pews she was singing in the children’s choir.
As an adult Carolyn sang with the nationally renowned gospel choir The Lighthouse Singers of Marin for 20 years, had her own band Full Circle for 30 years and plays various instruments including guitar, mandolin and cello.
Unity in Marin has been her spiritual home for 19 years, and she has volunteered there in many capacities including prayer chaplain, member and coordinator of worship assistants and events producer. She is currently the music director and sometimes guest speaker. She believes that the Unity teachings keep her in harmony with Spirit and the world.
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Musical Guest: Unity In Marin Choir -

Cindy has studied music theory and piano. She was vocally trained by the late Johnny Land, and has sung with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the Glide Ensemble and a regularly featured soloist with the Metropolitan Community Worship and Praise Choir of San Francisco. She has led two choirs: The Amazing Graces Mira Vista United Methodist Church Choir and the River of Praise Choir of The MCC of the Redwood Empire, whom she has led in music for social justice, including Cancer Race for the Cure, a Marriage Equality performance in the Governor’s chambers, at Glide Memorial Church and at the Sir Frances Drake Hotel. She also championed the ‘small choir tour in Los Angeles and has led workshops regarding how to use a small choir to make community impact. Cindy was requested to conduct a citywide faith choir for Marriage Equality in Alameda and wrote and conducted a musical regarding the voices of youth, entitled, In Our Hands, for which she received a commissioned piece of art.
She had led 25 young people on a mission trip to El Tamarindo, where they rebuilt a school and directed a play. She speaks Dutch and Spanish, has 3 children: 30, 33 and 36, and two granddaughters 2 and 4 years (one who lives in Germany). Living with her are the youngest two children, her granddaughter, her daughter’s dog (a beagle-dalmation mix) and 2 cats. She loves the impact of social justice work, walking, live theater and concerts, especially Colors of Christmas at the SF Symphony, Zumba and having things organized.
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