FRIDAY, MARCH 24
Sermon by 81st Annual Glazer Institute scholar, Dr. Samuel D. Gruber
Join us at Temple for a beautiful Shabbat-in-the-Round service, held in the Sanctuary Foyer. He will treat us to a sermon about the incredible stained glass windows that adorn the Foyer and were originally created for our previous TBE building. Special Oneg will follow services.
Dr. Gruber is perhaps America’s foremost authority on synagogue architecture, and a sought-after expert on religious and cultural heritage preservation. One hundred years ago, when Albert Kahn designed Temple Beth El, religious buildings in the Detroit area were responding to a world of growing industrialization, expanding travel realities, and fears about social order after WWI. Just like today, when people turn to their religious communities as a source of hope and determination, the structures we sit in offer an intentional framework that can both contribute to and limit the nature of our sacred relationships. This year’s Glazer Institute will include vibrant learning, as well as interactive conversation about evolving interfaith engagement in our city.