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GSEP Hosts Pepperdine Rabbi in Residence at Sacred Centering Event

October 27, 2020  | 1 min read

The Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) welcomed Pepperdine’s Rabbi-in-Residence, Ari Schwarzberg to speak as part of GSEP’s monthly devotional gathering, Sacred Centering.  Rabbi Schwarzberg looked at change through the historical lens of the Jewish people in his lesson titled, “Paradise Lost: Rupture and Reconstruction in Jewish Thought.” Sharing passages from the Tosefta and Talmud, Rabbi Schwarzberg explored the theological, communal, and religious consequences of change.

While informational and thought-provoking to all attendees, this particular Sacred Centering gathering was especially meaningful to our Jewish participants. "As a Jewish student and alumni of Pepperdine, thank you for doing this! Very special," commented one attendee. GSEP values the richness that results from a collection of contrasting and parallel thoughts, perspectives, and experiences. As such, we honor spiritual diversity by openly welcoming all individuals into our community and encouraging them along their journeys. This collective pursuit promotes a spirit of friendship built on each individual's rich spiritual contributions

Founded in 2017, Sacred Centering is a monthly devotional gathering for GSEP faculty, staff, students, and alumni.  Sacred Centering aims to set aside time to gather as a community, pause to focus on God’s sanctity, and allow for the renewal of our collective spirits. All religions and faith practices are welcome. For more information on GSEP’s Sacred Centering, please contact Vanessa Jahn at vanessa.jahn@pepperdine.edu.