Oct. 6: Spiritual Leadership in Times of Crisis: The Conversation Continues Collegeville Connections with Rabbi Aaron Weininger and Rev. Abby HendersonOctober 3, 2021 By Event Details Date: Wednesday, Oct 6th, 2021, 12:00 pm Categories: Collegeville Connections Join the Collegeville Institute for a conversation between Rabbi Aaron Weininger, rabbi of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation, and Rev. Abby Henderson, Director of Leadership Development for Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ, as they discuss some of the animating issues of our time, and speak to how partnered work across faith traditions deepens and enriches our responses to those issues. This conversation will be moderated by Dr. Marty Stortz, Professor Emerita of Religion, and the Director of Collegeville Institute’s Multi-Religious Fellows program. Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12 – 1 PM, CDT Did you miss this event? Watch a recording below: Rabbi Aaron Weininger is the rabbi at the Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minnetonka, Minnesota, where he holds the Berman Family Chair in Jewish Learning. He earned his BA in Anthropology and Jewish Near Eastern Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and received ordination and an MA in Hebrew Letters from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2012. In 2007, he became the first openly gay person admitted to rabbinical school in the Conservative movement, and he studied at JTS as a Schusterman Rabbinical Fellow. Aaron believes when the spark of each person is connected to the warmth of community, ancient Jewish wisdom is reanimated and transformative in the world. Rev. Abby Henderson is Director of Leadership Development for the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ. She is co-director of The Damascus Project, an initiative that provides clergy, lay people, and members-in-discernment with meaningful opportunities for faith and leadership growth. Previously, she served as associate pastor at First United Church of Christ in Northfield, as a chaplain at Twin Cities metro hospitals, and as an associate pastor at First Church of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Abby earned her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota, and her master’s degree of divinity from Harvard Divinity School. Dr. Marty Stortz is the moderator for this presentation and is an author, speaker, and consultant. Before she retired in May 2020, Dr. Stortz was the Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg University, a position she held for ten years. Before that she was professor of historical theology and ethics at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She studied at Carleton College where she received her Bachelor of Arts, and at the University of Chicago Divinity School where she completed her Masters and Doctoral programs. Dr. Stortz met Rabbi Aaron Weininger in the first cohort of the Collegeville Institute’s Multi-Religious Fellows Program, a group she led with Rabbi Barry Cytron.