Shabbat Salon with Rabbi Susan Silverman | Congregation Beth Am

Shabbat Salon with Rabbi Susan Silverman

Author of "Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful Broken World"

Susan Silverman grew up with parents who were atheists. Yet, as a young adult, she shocked everyone who knew her and became a rabbi. Along the way she built her own big, unwieldy family -- three daughters and two sons adopted from Ethiopia. “Casting Lots is about so many things but most of all it is a book about love in all its messiness, chaos, neediness, confusion, and, ultimately glory. It is also a very funny book, proving that younger sister Sarah Silverman is not the only one in the family with a wicked sense of humor... This is more than a book. It is an incredible experience.” (Julius Lester, author of Lovesong: Becoming a Jew)

Rabbi Susan Silverman is a writer, activist and speaker. She has written for and appeared in The Forward, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Jerusalem Post, The New York Post, Al Jazeera and CNN. She speaks on social justice issues, including partnering with her sister, comedian Sarah Silverman, to address issues of common concern, most recently at Lincoln Center as part of Tina Brown's "Women in the World" conference.

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