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Join us for TBO’s 2016 Shabbaton!

Theme: Ethical Dilemmas – A Jewish Perspective

With our Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Steven Chester

Sponsored by: Edmonton Jewish Community Charitable Foundation,


Friday May 6, 2016

8:00 Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Rabbi Chester and Chavurat HaShir.
Discussion: Gossip, bullying and cheating:  Ethical Dilemmas


Saturday May 7, 2016

10:00 Torah Study led by Rabbi Chester

11:45 Kiddish lunch

 1:00 Medical Ethical Dilemmas

•   Dr. Robin Fainsinger: Physician Hastened Death

•   Sharon Marcus: Organ Transplants

•   Gary Goldsand: Beginning of Life Issues

•   Rabbi Chester: What does Judaism have to say?

 3:00 Legal Ethical Dilemmas

•    Deborah Hatch: Defending the Guilty

•    Bertrand Malo: Prosecuting the Innocent

•    Dr. David Bercuson: Rules of Engagement with Terrorists

•    Rabbi Chester: What does Judaism have to say?

 8:00 Adult Education Havdalah 
Moderated by Rabbi Steven Chester: “Ethical Wills: What Legacies Will You Leave?”
[at the home of Susan and Glen Binnington]


Sunday May 8, 2016

2:00 Family Program
Please contact Francie Nobleman if you would like more information – fnobleman@gmail.com.

No charge but donations to help with Shabbaton expenses are welcome. All programs will take place at Temple Beth Ora except Saturday evening.

Registration is required: Donations welcome

We would appreciate your pre-registration to help us plan for the number of people coming but all are welcome.

Please contact TBO at office@templebethora.org or by calling Steve at 780-487-4817