Rabbi Daniel Nevins to Speak at Kol Rinah Sunday, September 2 • 10am

Sabbath Mode: Keeping Shabbat in the Digital Age
Given the constant presence of glowing screens before our eyes, should we power down and abstain from using electronics on Shabbat? What about electrical appliances? How do accommodations of disability fit in? And what does traditional Jewish law have to say about keeping Shabbat in our digital age? Rabbi Danny Nevins will address these questions, which were the basis of his responsum for the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.

Rabbi Daniel Nevins is the Pearl Resnick Dean of the JTS Rabbinical School. He also serves as dean of the Division of Religious Leadership, which includes the Rabbinical School, the H.L. Miller Cantorial School, the Center for Pastoral Education and the Bloch-Kolker Center for the Spiritual Arts. Rabbi Nevins is a scholar of
Jewish law, serving on the Committee of Jewish Law and Standards and writing many responsa (opinions) for the Conservative Movement.
He was ordained and received his MA from JTS, and earned his BA in Middle Eastern History from Harvard. Prior to returning to JTS in 2007 he served as rabbi of Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, MI. He lives with his family in New York City.

We express our thanks to the Sara and Leo Wolf Adult Education Fund and the Hereld Institute for Jewish Studies.

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