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Aval Anahnu Va’avotenu Hatanu: Atoning for the Sins of Prior Generations?

From the Vidui to the 13 Attributes, our liturgy pushes us to think about not only our own wrongdoing, but also the sins of those who preceded us. Yet discussions of historical wrongdoing often lead to endless incriminations, resentment and defensiveness. How can obligations regarding the transgressions of our predecessors offer us a healthy frame to work toward healing both personal and communal historical wrongs?

Join JTS for a free webinar for rabbis designed to inspire you in your preparation of Yom Kippur derashot and teaching this year. This program is offered in collaboration with the Rabbinical Assembly.

Tuesday, September 10, 12:00 p.m.–1.15 p.m. Eastern Time

This webinar is presented by Rabbi Jan Uhrbach.

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Rabbi Jan Uhrbach is director of the Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts at JTS. Rabbi Uhrbach also serves as the founding rabbi of the Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons in Bridgehampton, Long Island, enabling her to mentor many of JTS’s rabbinical and cantorial students in a congregational setting. She served as associate editor of Siddur Lev Shalem, and on the editorial committee for Mahzor Lev Shalem. Rabbi Uhrbach is a member of the Wexner Heritage faculty and has taught and served as scholar-in-residence in many synagogues. was ordained at JTS and is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale University. She was previously a partner in the law firm of Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke, where she specialized in media litigation.

For more information, please contact Rabbi Tim Bernard, JTS director of digital learning and engagement: (212) 678-8908 or communitylearning@jtsa.edu.