August Summer Services

One Service at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, August 6th – How to Alleviate the Causes of Violence, Suffering and Hate, While Advancing Peace, Justice and Human Dignity – led by Rabbi Ari Rosenberg
Rabbi Rosenberg will discuss the important work that the Association of Religious Communities is doing to prevent poverty, homelessness, hunger and domestic violence throughout the Pandemic and into the future.

Rabbi Ari Rosenberg grew up in Waterford, Connecticut. He has lived in CT, CA, OH, MA, NJ, in Jerusalem and on Kibbutz Yotvatah. He received a BA in English from Rutgers University and he was ordained by Hebrew Union College in 2008. He served Temple Sholom in New Milford from 2015 to 2020, increasing membership 45% and raising $1 Million to renovate the synagogue. Now, Rabbi Ari is Executive Director of the Association of Religious Communities (“ARC”), promoting interfaith cooperation to prevent poverty, homelessness and domestic violence throughout the greater Danbury area. He also serves as Vice Chair of Danbury’s Task Force on Homelessness, and as Vice President of New Milford Refugee Resettlement. Rabbi Ari is happily married to Aryn Nargiso Storrs Rosenberg, and they enjoy their blended family of four children, a dog, a cat, a snake, and 8 chickens.

Sunday, August 13th – On the Journey to Radical Inclusion – led by Margaret Henderson
How can we improve our welcome by practicing Radical Inclusion? It’s more than being friendly and welcoming – we must address power-sharing, trust, and confidence-building among all participants from the moment we meet. We hope this will be the first of several presentations on this topic over the next year.

Sunday, August 20th – Title be Announced – led by our new minister Rev. Tony Lorenzen

About Rev. Tony

Sunday, August 27th – Is There Universal Good News? – led by Rev. Sierra-Marie Gerfao
Many people talk about universalism as the belief that there is universal good news. Sierra-Marie will facilitate some lingering on the questions: “is there universal good news, and what difference does it make anyway?”