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Scholar Shabbat: Kabbalat Shabbat
May 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rabbi Matthew Ponak will lead us through a Kabbalat Shabbat filled with music and meditation as we learn what it means to truly “receive Shabbat”. Join us for this remarkable service with our scholar-in-residence.
Rabbi Matthew Ponak’s childhood in Calgary, Alberta, sparked diverse expectations of his future. However, at sixteen, a class on Jewish mysticism changed his life. Since then, he has explored various spiritual traditions, psychological approaches, and denominations of Judaism. Now a teacher and counselor, he helps students uncover their truths, offering accessible teachings and empowering them to thrive. Rabbi Matthew Ponak strives to make Jewish mysticism and wisdom accessible to those who feel disconnected from traditional paths.