Temple Emanu-El and St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church will join together to present a Spring Retreat Weekend: Exploring the Pilgrimage of Life, March 20-22, featuring the Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook.
Kujawa-Holbrook is vice president of academic affairs, dean of the faculty and professor of practical theology and religious education at the Claremont School of Theology, and professor of Anglican Studies at Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont. She is also an Episcopal priest of the diocese of Los Angeles.
The weekend will begin with Shabbat services at Temple Emanu-El on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Batsheva Appel. Kujawa-Holbrook will offer reflections on the Torah portion of the week. On Saturday, March 21 at 9 a.m. at St. Philip’s, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., Kujawa-Holbrook will present “The Way of the Heart,” exploring the archetypal senses of pilgrims and pilgrimage. The talk will be preceded by breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
At the noon Rabbi’s Tish at Temple Emanu-El on March 21, Kujawa-Holbrook will speak on “The Journey Home,” exploring belonging, pilgrimage and the return journey. Integral to pilgrimage is the pilgrims’ need to integrate the lives they have lived thus far with new insights gained when they return from their journey as changed persons. The Tish includes a potluck lunch; bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share.
On Sunday, March 22, Kujawa-Holbrook will preach at St. Philip’s morning services at 7:45, 9 and 11:15 a.m. with reflections on experiencing “God Beyond Borders” — where do we go from here as pilgrims and community partners?