Photos from the event honoring the Jewish Home of San Francisco's Rabbi Sheldon (Shelly) Marder and celebrating his 10-year anniversary with the Home.
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May 1, 2010
Fifth Commandment Initiative
In his role as the Home’s full-time spiritual leader and director of its department of Jewish Life, Shelly exemplifies the Home’s mission: enriching the quality of life of older adults. With his signature warmth, intelligence, compassion and humor, he guides activities for residents and staff in accordance with Jewish values, customs and traditions. Through an extensive program of services, classes and one-on-one counseling, he seeks to expand the residents’ opportunities for reflection and inner healing.
Join the residents and our community at the Jewish Home on Saturday, May 1, 2010 for a unique celebration of Rabbi Marder’s work honoring our mothers and fathers. You are welcome to take part in our entire celebration, or come for part of the day as your schedule allows. Please indicate your preference when you RSVP so that we may reserve space for you.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Rabbi William Cutter
9:30 A.M. Shabbat Services
Gather with Jewish Home residents for this special observance of the Sabbath with Rabbi Shelly Marder, Rabbi Janet Marder and Rabbi Martin Weiner, with a special keynote presentation by Rabbi William Cutter, Steinberg Emeritus Professor of Human Relations at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Noon Box Lunch
A complimentary light lunch will be provided. (Pre-order required.)
1:15 P.M. Afternoon Activities
Participate in a range of creative and spiritual activities representing the importance of the Fifth Commandment in our everyday lives.
Embracing the spirit of collaboration and joy, award-winning singer and songwriter Judith-Kate Friedman, director of Songwriting Works™ and co-founder with Rabbi Marder of the Home’s Psalms, Songs & Stories program, will coach music-loving guests in the composition and performance of an original song.
Take part in the creation of beautiful, original silk wall panels. Gary Tanner, the Home’s director of Creative Arts, and volunteers Lynn Silton and Caroline Kosaka facilitate with the painting of this artwork, which will be hung with pride in the Jewish Home’s synagogue.
The panelists are in formation, to be announced.
3:15 P.M. Oneg Shabbat
Share a joyful celebration and a special toast to Rabbi Shelly Marder’s 10 years of dedicated service to the Home, our residents, and our community.
4:00 P.M. Event Concludes
Our celebration of Rabbi Marder is complimentary and open to all, but registration is required. Please RSVP via our reply card no later than April 20, 2010.