By Francesca Norsen Tate, Religion Editor
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Grace Church Bids Godspeed to Beloved Associate Rector
The Rev. Julie Hoplamazian bid farewell to Grace Church last weekend, but it was for an upbeat reason. Hoplamazian recently accepted a call to serve as rector of St. Luke & St. Matthew Church, a sister Episcopal parish in the Archdeaconry of Brooklyn.
Hoplamazian arrived at Grace in August 2012 as a deacon. She was ordained to the priesthood in December of that year. She will become rector of a parish that gained renown during the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.
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Jewish Groups Set for “Resetting the Table” Program
Several Brooklyn Jewish organizations will be participating in an innovative new dialogue series that begins Feb. 15.
“Resetting the Table,” a nationally successful Jewish Council for Public Affairs program that helps Jews discuss controversial issues about Israel together, will host this first-of-its-kind education and dialogue series. This four-part series (running from Feb. 15 through April 25) begins with an opening workshop in which participants from a variety of Brooklyn organizations will share experiences and views with one another, bring their differences to the surface, and practice communication skills for engaging constructively across these different perspectives.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Rabbi Wax at 718-875-9125 or [email protected].
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Congregation Beth Elohim’s Rabbi Katz to Hold Book Talk
Loneliness, which is so pervasive in society but rarely addressed, is the subject of a recent book by Congregation Beth Elohim’s Associate Rabbi Marc Katz.
Katz will give a book talk on “The Heart of Loneliness,” in which he guides the reader with sensitivity, compassion and insight in sharing Jewish stories and tools needed to begin addressing loneliness in one’s own life and the lives of loved ones.
Joining Katz will be Rabbi Seth Wax of Congregation Mount Sinai in a talk that is geared for anyone who has suffered from the pain of loneliness. They point out that too often, loved ones stand on the sideline feeling ill-equipped to address the alienation they see. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Rabbi Katz’ book talk takes place next Monday, Feb, 13 at 7:30 p.m., at Congregation Mount Sinai. Call Rabbi Wax at the synagogue for more information: 718-875-9125.