Focus: The Torah is filled with passages that have both inspired and deeply troubled Christian and Jewish readers through the ages. Working from the original Hebrew and leaning heavily on over two thousand years of rabbinical commentary, Rabbi Urecki will lead us in studying seven of the most challenging passages of the Torah. This will be a unique opportunity to see the ancient stories and laws that shaped early Christianity in a new light and understand them in a different way.
Leader: Victor Urecki has served as rabbi and spiritual leader of B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Charleston, WV since 1986. He serves on the National Council of AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee), is a board member for the West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry, and was the 2011 recipient of the “Living the Dream Award” and the 2014 “WV Civil Rights Day Award” for his work on interfaith relations. He co-founded The Root and The Branch, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for faith traditions in the Kanawha Valley to come together, dialogue, and learn from one other. Urecki writes frequently about religious tolerance, mutual respect, and is an activist for immigration/refugees’ resettlement and other local issues of importance.
Registration deadline: Monday, Feb. 8 (Zoom log-in information sent Friday, Feb. 12.) Cost: $25
Register below, or you can send your name, email, phone number, and payment to Presbytery of West Virginia, Attn: ECCA Retreat, 520 Second Ave., South Charleston, WV 25303.