Events

The author has participated in the following events. If you want to invite Joe Rosenstein to speak at your congregation, please

October 18-19, 2013
Participated as Scholar-in-Residence at Congregation Eitz Chaim in Biddeford ME.

August 6-9, 2013
Gave four-session course on "The Psalms in the Liturgy" at National Havurah Committee summer institute.

December 21, 2012
Led session on "The Amidah as the Culmination of the Spiritual Journey of the Morning Prayers" at the Cape Cod Retreat of the National Havurah Committee

December 2, 2012
Led two sessions at Limmud Boston: (1) A History of Rosh Hashanah and How It Has Changed Over the Years; and (2) The Tenth Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Covet.

November 30 & December 1, 2012
Participated as Scholar-in-Residence at Temple Emanuel in Newton Centre MA.

November 18, 2012
Spoke at Sunday morning gathering at West Clarkstown Jewish Center in New City NY.

October 14, 2012
Spoke at Sunday morning gathering at McHenry County Jewish Congregation in Crystal Lake IL.

October 12, 2012
Spoke at Friday evening service of Congregation Or Chadash in Chicago IL.

February 18, 2012
Led session on "Lessons I Learned from Writing a Siddur and a Machzor" and an hour-long guided meditation on the shacharit service at Chesapeake Retreat of the National Havurah Committee

December 18, 2011
Led session on "The Tenth Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Covet" at the Cape Cod Retreat of the National Havurah Committee

November 11-12, 2011
Participated as Scholar-in-Residence at Congregation B'nai Israel in Gainesville FL.

September 9, 2011
Spoke at Friday evening service of the Bolton Street Synagogue in Baltimore MD.

August 2-5, 2011
Gave four-session course on "A Taste of Talmud" at National Havurah Committee summer institute.

August 5, 2011
Led hour-long guided meditation on the shacharit service at National Havurah Committee summer institute.

August 3-6, 2010
Gave four-session course on "What are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur All About?" at National Havurah Committee summer institute.

January 15-17, 2010
Led three sessions at Limmud NY -- (1) Siddur Eit Ratzon: Finding Spirituality in Prayers ... and Overcoming Obstacles to Meaningful Prayer; (2) Hallel: The Message of Psalms 113 to 118 ... Preparation for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Services at Limmud; and (3) Reflections on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur ... Lessons I Learned About Them from Making a Machzor.

January 16, 2010
Led Havurah-style Shabbat morning services at Limmud NY.

December 18, 2009
Led session on Hallel at Cape Cod Retreat of the National Havurah Committee.

September 11-13, 2009
Participated as Scholar-in-Residence at Temp B'rith Shalom in Houston, TX.

September 12-13, 2008
Participated as Scholar-in-Residence at Temp B'rith Shalom in Houston, TX (postponed due to Hurricane Ike).

August 16, 2008
Led Shabbat services using Siddur at National Havurah Committee summer institute.

August 12-15, 2008
Gave four-session course on machzor, "What is Rosh Hashanah All About?" at National Havurah Committee summer institute.

February 19, 2008
Made a presentation and led a discussion on "Positioning Ourselves for Meaningful Prayer" at the Highland Park Conservative Temple - Anshe Emeth in Highland Park, NJ.

December 6, 2007
Led session on Siddur Eit Ratzon at Fabrangen, Washington DC.

November 26-27, 2007
Led Friday night discussion and Shabbat morning services at Shabbaton of East Bank Havurah, Baltimore, MD.

January 14, 2007
Led a session on "The Spiritual Journey of the Morning Prayers" at the Limmud NY Conference in Catskill, NY

January 13, 2007
Led Shabbat morning service ("Praying Shacharit with Understanding: A Participatory Shabbat Morning Service") at the Limmud NY Conference in Catskill, NY

January 12, 2007
Led a session on "Siddur Eit Ratzon: Introducing a New Prayerbook" at the Limmud NY Conference in Catskill, NY

December 17, 2006
Made a presentation and led a discussion ("Why a New Siddur?") and a guided meditation at B'nai Shalom Synagogue, Putnam/Danielson, CT

December 15-16, 2006
Led a session on Hallel and a guided meditation on Psalm 23, both on the first day of Chanukkah, at the National Havurah Committee's Annual Retreat at Cape Cod, MA

December 5, 2006
Participated as guest speaker in Neil Gillman's class on "New Liturgies", Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanuel, New York, NY

December 5, 2006
Participated as guest speaker in Neil Gillman's class on "Theology, Liturgy, and Ritual in Jewish Religion", Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY

November 30, 2006
Made a presentation and led a discussion on "What I Learned about Prayer while Writing a Prayerbook" sponsored by the Jewish Study Center, Washington, DC

August 5, 2006
Led a "Meta-Learners" Shabbat morning service (for those interested in initiating a learner's service) at the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) Conference at Duke University, Raleigh, NC

August 4-8, 2006
Led three separate sessions on Hallel, Y'did Nefesh, and Overcoming Obstacles to Prayer and a guided meditation on Psalm 23 at the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) Conference at Duke University, Raleigh, NC

May 26-27, 2006
As Scholar-in-Residence at Temple Emanuel, Newton Center, Massachusetts, made presentations on "Paying Attention to the Words" on Friday night and "Positioning Ourselves for Prayer" on Shabbat morning (followed, after Kiddush, by a Question-and-Answer session)

Tuesday March 28, 2006
Made presentation and led discussion on "The Spiritual Journey of the Siddur" at the Hill Havurah, Washington, DC

Friday March 4, 2006
Made presentation and led discussion on "The Challenges of Writing a Prayerbook: My Personal Journey" at Temple Beth Shalom, Sun City West, AZ

January 28, 2006
Led Shabbat services at the West Side Minyan and made presentation on "What's Different about Siddur Eit Ratzon?" at Congregation Ansche Chesed, New York, NY

September 10, 2005
Led Shabbat services and discussed Siddur at Library Havurah Minyan, Princeton, NJ

August 6, 2005
Led Shabbat services using Siddur at National Havurah Committee summer institute

May 28, 2005
Led Shabbat services and discussed Siddur at Chapel Hill Kehillah, Chapel Hill NC

February 14, 2005
Made presentation "The Making of a Prayerbook" to a Faculty Seminar at The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University

February 6 and 13, 2005
Made adult education presentations on Siddur at Temple Neve Shalom, Metuchen NJ

August 7, 2004
Led Shabbat services using Siddur at National Havurah Committee summer institute

August 3-6, 2004
Gave four-session course on Siddur, "The Right Time to Pray", at National Havurah Committee summer institute

If you want to invite Joe Rosenstein to speak at your congregation, please