FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2003
Tradition and Diversity: Hundreds to attend at International Conference
Toronto, Ontario - The second annual conference Renewing Our Spirit: Self, Family, Nation organized by Torah in Motion, is being held Sunday, November 2, 2003 with a dynamic line-up including renowned educators Dr Rivkah Blau, Rabbi Yosef Blau, Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot, Dr William Helmreich, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Dr David Shatz and Rabbi Mordechai Willig of the USA, Canada's own Rabbi Dr Reuven Bulka, Israel's Yoel Ben Avraham and Dr Tamra Wright of the UK.
"This promises to be an inspiring, thought-provoking day", says Conference Co-Chair Rabbi Jay Kelman. "After last year's successful conference, you can really feel the stir in the community. People are enthusiastic about this year's opportunity to treat so many diverse topics from a traditional perspective".
Conference disciplines cover the spectrum from education to history to psychology to the crisis in Israel. Presentations include Yoel Ben Avraham on The Miracle of Normalcy: How Ordinary Israelis are Coping with the Daily Shadow of Death , Dr David Shatz on Religious Extremism and the Roots of Terror , and Dr William Helmreich on Is Peace in the Middle East Still Possible? On mental health, Rabbi Nati Helfgot will address Breaking Down the Wall of Stigma and Silence.
The Renewing Our Spirit: Self, Family, Nation conference is taking place at Beth Jacob v'Anshei Drildz Congregation, 187 Overbrook Place, Toronto, from 9:15am to 6:00 pm on Sunday, November 2, 2003. Tickets are $36 or $18 (full-time students). Lunch is included for those who pre-register by October 26 th . For additional information, contact Dawn at the Torah in Motion office at (416) 633-5770 or at email@example.com or visit the Torah in Motion website at www.torahinmotion.org .
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Fostering a community of passionate Jews sensitively engaged with the modern world through the prism of Jewish law, values and traditions.
Torah in Motion inspires Jewish living and learning in an open and supportive environment by organizing dynamic and thought-provoking programming through conferences, symposia, special speaker series, and educational seminars. Such programming aims to foster a higher level of inquiry and spiritual development and addresses critical issues of pressing relevance and concern in the Jewish community.