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August 13 @ 10:30 am–11:30 am
One event on August 13, 2021 at 10:30 am
Join Rabbi Joshua Franklin and Very Reverend Denis C. Brunelle either in person or virtually for an interfaith discussion on questions of faith and religion. The sessions will explore “Why Religion Matters?;” “What is Spirituality?;” “Where are we going post-COVID?;” and “How do we navigate transition and change?”
About Rabbi Joshua Franklin
Rabbi Joshua Franklin joins the Jewish Center of the Hamptons after serving for four years as an Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, MA. In his career as a rabbi, he has enlivened the Jewish community by re-imagining spirituality through creative mediums. Rabbi Franklin brings to the synagogue setting a passion for music, technology, and creative forms of Jewish education. More >
Rabbi Franklin originates from Yonkers, NY, and grew up at Riverdale Temple in the Bronx, where his father was a rabbi. He spent his childhood summers growing up at URJ Eisner Camp, but has returned to serve for several years on the rabbinical faculty at URJ Crane Lake Camp.
Before receiving his ordination at Hebrew Union College (HUC-JIR), Rabbi Franklin attended Clark University in Worcester, MA. There he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and majored in History with a concentration in Jewish Studies. He also received a Masters degree from Clark University in History. While at HUC-JIR, he served numerous synagogues and Jewish institutions as a student rabbi and rabbinical intern including Beth Ha-Sholom of Williamsport, PA, Rodeph Shalom of Philadelphia, PA, DOROT of New York NY, Temple Sinai of Stamford, CT, and Beth El of Beckley, WV. Rabbi Franklin was the recipient of the Daniel and Bonnie Tisch Fellowship, a three year extracurricular program with Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman that explores congregational studies, personal theology, and contemporary religion in North America.
In addition to rabbinical ordination at HUC-JIR, he earned Masters Degrees in Hebrew Literature and in Religious Education. In his spare time, Rabbi Franklin enjoys golf, cycling, snowboarding, photography, wine tasting, beer brewing, and cooking with his wife Stephanie Whitehorn. He now resides in East Hampton, NY with his wife Stephanie and daughters Lilah and Amelia. < Less
About Very Reverend Denis C. Brunelle
Very Reverend Denis C. Brunelle began ministering at St. Luke’s in June of 2009. He was ordained on June 17, 1978 as a Roman Catholic Priest and received as an Episcopal Priest on May 26, 1992. From 1998 until 2006 he served as the rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bay Shore, NY. He then served at the Mercer School of Theology until 2009. Denis is the oldest of five growing up in Manchester, NH. Our rector servied in various capacities and ministries in the Diocese including head of the Diocesan Liturgy and Church Music Commission (1999-2006), served on the Diocesan Commission of Ministry (1999 – 2004).