Rabbi Shoshana Nyer

Rabbi Shoshana Nyer is the director of lifelong learning at Suburban Temple – Kol Ami in Beachwood, OH, a synagogue recognized as an Exemplar Congregation for Disabilities Inclusion by the URJ and the Ruderman Family Foundation. She was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's New York campus in 2003, and is currently completing her second year in their Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education.

It’s Not All About Us: Redemption, Revelation, and the Land of Israel

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D.

Being human means dangling simultaneously between two core realities. At one and the same time, on one hand you matter a great deal – it’s all about us! -- and on the other hand, you’re not the only thing that matters.... This dialectic is especially emphasized in Parashat Eikev, in Deuteronomy, chapters 8-11, as the Israelites approach a climactic moment in human history. Will redemption and Revelation really allow for the possibility of creating an ideal society?