The Rabbi As Rodef Shalom Retreat: Pursuing Peace in Relationships, Congregations & Campuses

Program Description

The Pardes Rodef Shalom Communities Program Presents:

The Rabbi as Rodef Shalom: A Retreat on Pursuing Peace in Relationships, Congregations, and Campuses

Throughout Jewish history, rabbis have played the role of rodfei shalom (pursuers of peace) or metav’chei shalom (peace brokers) within and between communities. Similarly, today’s rabbis regularly find themselves in the heart of interpersonal or communal conflicts– within their families, their congregations, in the Jewish community and beyond.

This retreat, held from June 5-7, 2017 at the Pearlstone Center, engages rabbis in a multi-faceted exploration of the rabbi role as a rodef shalom. Curriculum will include rigorous study of rich Jewish textual resources on redifat shalom, the art of mahloket l’shem shamayim (disagreements for the sake of heaven) and middot (qualities of soul) for the rodef shalom. The text study is integrated with skill-building for the art of sacred and healthy disagreement and with cultivation of middot central to the pursuit of peace in relationships and in community.

The Pardes Rodef Shalom Communities Program is an initiative of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution.

Program Director: Rabbi Amy Eilberg, first woman ordained as Conservative rabbi, accomplished theorist and practitioner of interfaith and intra-Jewish dialogue, author of From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace (Orbis, 2014).

Center Director: Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth, founding director of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution.

This retreat is intended for congregational and campus rabbis.

$550, includes all programming, room and board
$450 before Feb 28 or for Pardes alumni
$135 Supplement for single room. Space is limited

This retreat will be held at the Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown, MD. Click here for more information about the facility.

For more information email Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom Communities Program, at