|From left: Rabbi Laura Geller (Temple Emanuel), writer David M. Israel ("3rd Rock From the Sun"), Rabbi Kalman Topp (Beth Jacob Congregation). Photo by Marvin Steindler|
It might sound like the hook for a Hollywood blockbuster, but that’s the point.
Approximately 20 rabbis from Los Angeles and beyond participated in “Punching Up Your Holiday Sermons,” a workshop that paired rabbis with screenwriters to help them become more engaging.
Lisa Albert (“Mad Men”), David Israel (“3rd Rock From the Sun”) and David N. Weiss (“The Smurfs”) were among the eight writers participating in the workshop, part of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California’s annual High Holy Days Seminar, which took place at Stephen S. Wise Temple on Aug. 16.
To read more, click here. -- Ryan Torok, Jewish Journal