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Our monthly circle to study Abrahamic scriptures continued with the topic of “Noah” with our study leader Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer from Congregation Adat Reyim.

Scriptural Reasoning (SR) is a practice where Christians, Jews, and Muslims study each other’s sacred texts. SR participants meet once a month to read short passages from their respective scriptures on a certain topic. Facilitated by a study leader, each session is an opportunity to listen and share various perspectives. SR sessions help participants reflect on a curious list of topics within the Abrahamic tradition. The result is often a deeper understanding of others and one’s own scriptures, as well as the development of strong bonds across faith communities.

                  Scriptural Reasoning: Introduction                       Reading Material: Noah


This Month`s Study Leader

Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer is a pluralistic Jewish spiritual leader and educator of all ages. She came to Congregation Adat Reyim as our first female rabbi, in 2020 – in the early months of the pandemic. Rabbi Glazer carried the Congregation through these difficult years with great dedication, using a variety of spiritual tools and pastoral skills, ritual innovation, and technological platforms. Even today, she continues to lead most Synagogue programs both in person and on Zoom – the latter being critical to support congregants with disabilities, those who live in other states, or others who still haven’t returned to in-person gatherings.

Rabbi Glazer served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Am Haskalah of the Lehigh Valley, PA (Reconstructionist); Beth Sholom Synagogue of Memphis, TN (Conservative); and Beth Israel Synagogue of Roanoke, VA (Traditional). She was the Chaplain for the Jewish Community at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where she served as the campus rabbi, Hillel director, and director of Jewish Life. She also spent a year as a student chaplain at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life of North Wales, PA, a senior living residence – which was an invaluable experience in working with Jewish elders. 

Prior to that, Rabbi Glazer spent more than a decade working as a journalist, foreign correspondent, and editorial manager, most of which was served covering Latin America and the Caribbean. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University with an interdisciplinary degree in Government, International Relations, and Latin American Studies.


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