Jewish Press of Tampa

Cong. Kol Ami

Scholar in residence: Rabbi Gordon Tucker, vice chancellor for Religious Studies and Engagement at the Jewish Theological Seminary, will present learning sessions relating to Passover plus pluralism in Judaism in his role as scholar-in-residence on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26.

“A Surprisingly Sound Pedagogical Lesson in the Haggadah” is the rabbi’s topic on Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m., followed by an Israeli-themed dinner at a cost of $30 for adults and $18 for children. On Saturday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m., the rabbi’s topic is “Slavery, Mastery and Technology: Lessons from Passover and Shavuot.” A kiddush luncheon, at no cost, will follow and then Rabbi Tucker will deliver the D’var Torah on a meeting described in the Haggadah.

On Saturday evening, there will be Havdalah, dessert reception and discussion by Rabbi Tucker about pluralism and Conservative Judaism. The events can be attended in person or online. The Zoom link is The meeting ID is 795 031 104. For livestreaming, go to:

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