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Wendy Goldberg
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13136 Faith Plaza
Omaha, NE 68144

Making the Familiar Strange: Sneaky Snakes and 401Ks with Nate Shapiro

Join Education and Program Associate Ally ZimmerMas and Nate Shapiro, Executive Director of Temple Israel, for this session of Making the Familiar Strange. Nate will lead a conversation about the casting out of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden in Genesis, sharing his perspective on the story as a parable for major shifts in the human community’s way of life.

Read or review the story: Genesis 3

Nate Shapiro is the Executive Director of Temple Israel. He previously worked as the Executive Director at Beth Israel Synagogue, the Director of Development for the Jewish Federation of Omaha, and a Campaign Coordinator for the United Way of the Midlands. Nate has a degree in English with a minor in Judaic Studies from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He and his wife, Carly, are members of Temple Israel and are active in the Jewish Community.

Making the Familiar Strange is an opportunity for interfaith dialogue that inspires people of different religious and nonreligious backgrounds to read the same text together. Rather than providing answers, creating arguments, or shutting down conversation, Making the Familiar Strange gives attendees an opportunity to investigate and share different perspectives on the same texts.

While not required, the program is best if you have access to the stories, which can be through a physical copy or online copy of a Bible, Tanakh, and/or Quran.

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Omaha, NE 68144
United States


May 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm