Rabbi Mark Biller, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Ahm in Verona, led a provocative, free, two-part series titled “The Modern Employment Test: And Judaism Is the Applicant,” on Tuesday, June 9 and 16, at noon, at the Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Ave., in Whippany. The series was coordinated by National Council of Jewish Women, West Morris Section’s Our Jewish World, chaired by Ellen Nesson and Melanie Levitan, both of Morristown.
Imagine Judaism itself applying for a job. The rabbi touched on a variety of issues relating to this scenario:
- How does Judaism fit into the corporate culture?
- How would you characterize the Torah’s personality type? Rigid? Open-ended? Flexible? Outgoing? Inner-directed?
- How well does Judaism help us handle the tasks of modern living?
This is Rabbi Biller’s third year participating in the Our Jewish World lecture series. A master storyteller, he thoroughly enjoys teaching these classes and brings a fresh, bright outlook to Judaism’s traditional texts.
Rabbi Biller specializes in counseling Jews of all ritual levels looking to find meaning in both modern life and rich Jewish traditions. The spiritual leader of synagogues in his native Canada, as well as in Alabama, New York and New Jersey, the rabbi received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also studied BiblioDrama with Peter Pitzele at the Union Theological Seminary, and completed a two-year Spiritual Direction course at Elat Chayyim, designed to help participants teach others how to identify and follow their own spiritual paths.