She Lifts Her Voice in the Streets: Jews and Christians Engage in a Quest for Wisdom

Thursdays, March 12, 19, 26, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 pm

All religious traditions seek wisdom, yet have difficulty defining it. This three-session course will explore Wisdom/ Chochma/Sophia, which is often portrayed as both radiant and hidden, kind and cunning, created and creative, seductive and demure, granting both blessing and pain, crying out yet often ignored.

Anchored by three Jewish Hassidic stories, we will bring life experience and knowledge to the search, supported by words from both Jewish and Christian tradition. Enjoy a lively, facilitated discussion inviting participants to hear the voice of Wisdom in their lives. 


John Marboe holds advanced degrees in mythological studies and theology but regards himself as a lifelong student of mythological and biblical reflection. An ordained ELCA minister, freelance writer, and convener of interfaith dialogues, John grounds himself by conducting funerals for persons without a church and by hauling trash for a St. Paul garbage company.

Born in South Africa, Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein immigrated with his family to the United States as a young child. He grew up in Golden Valley, MN, and attended college at Washington University in Saint Louis. He lived in Israel where he attended Machon Pardes, an egalitarian yeshiva, and graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2000 with rabbinic ordination and an M.A. in Jewish Education. He has served as rabbi of the Tri-City Jewish Center in the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa, and was a rabbi at the Temple of Aaron from 2002 to 2014.

When: Thursdays, March 12, 19, 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Cost: $75.00 for series or $30.00 for individual session

This class is now closed for registration.