December 21, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Dinosaurs and Mermaids – A Jewish Approach to Science
In which day of creation were dinosaurs and mermaids created?
How can we read Jewish texts without giving up our scientific knowledge and our passion for Torah?
We will explore some of this ideas together in order to strengthen our relationship with our tradition as modern Jews.
Rav Natan Freller is the spiritual leader at Congregation Etz Hayim in Arlington, VA. A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Rabbi Natan received ordination at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, where he received the prize for Academic Excellence in Rabbinic Literature. Rav Natan studied to become a shochet in Israel and later became the head mashgiach for the American Jewish University and Camp Ramah in California. His rabbinic work is informed by his background in business administration, marketing, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit management, in addition to his experience staffing youth groups and summer camps.