Temple Beth Hillel invites community to Speaker Series

Temple Beth Hillel is located at 801 Park Central in Richmond.

Richmond-based Temple Beth Hillel is inviting the community to its Speaker Series on Sunday, Nov. 17, which will feature the authors of a new novel, The Rabbi Finds Her Way.

Robert Schoen and Catherine deCuir, who belong to a large congregation led by a female rabbi and cantor, will speak about their book, the first in a series, at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth Hillel, located at 801 Park Central in Richmond. The event is open to all, and a $5 donation is suggested.

Schoen and deCuir’s novel features female Rabbi Pearl Ross-Levy as she progresses day-by-day, month-by-month, adventure-by-adventure. It follows her life on and off the bima, as she marries, has children, and leads her congregation through the rituals: birth, brit, bar/bat mitzvah, marriage, family, illness and death, and the politics and behind-the-scenes activities of a modern synagogue.

Schoen and deCuir will read passages from their novel, talk about the process of writing fiction as a team, and answer questions.

The Rabbi Finds Her Way will be available for purchase for $15.