Guest Speakers

We often invite experts and representatives of various community organizations to be guest speakers at our Shabbat evening services.

Past speakers include:

  • Irina Manelis about Changing Immigration Policies
  • Erin Patterson about Opioid Addiction
  • Romy Dragon about Organ Donation
  • Dr. Hsien Marx about Heart Health
  • Dr. Bruce Cohen about a Developing Healthy Work/Life Balance
  • Ginger O’Neil from Habitat for Humanity about Affordable Housing
  • Marvin Harris about the historical African American Evergreen Cemetery
  • Marcia Grimsley about being a Jewish woman who befriended a white supremacist man
  • Shauna Ely & Cristina Ramirez, on a Jews of All Hues Panel about what it is like being Jewish and a person of color
  • Jenne´Nurse about race and education in America
  • Professional Storyteller Valerie Davis presents the story of Nancy Green
  • Rachel Levy talks about Jewish values, civic engagement, and what it’s like to run for office

Speakers in 2022

  • Friday, September 9 – Kailie Smith from Safe Harbor speaking about the impact of the pandemic on mental health and how we can help victims of domestic violence

If you have a suggestion for a Friday night guest speaker, please contact Rabbi Ahuva.