Gates of Prayer to install Rabbi ‘Lexi’ Erdheim tonight

Rabbi Alexis “Lexi” Erdheim will officially become installed at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie as the congregation’s second assistant rabbi and the first under the rabbinate of Senior Rabbi David Gerber tonight.

Kristi Garroway, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy HUC-JIR)

Festivities begin at 5:45 tonight with family worship services commencing at 6:15 p.m. A Shabbat dinner will follow with guest speaker Kristi Garroway, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor for Bible at the Skirball campus of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles.

Garroway will deliver a talk about ancient Israel during the dinner and another talk prior to Shabbat worship at a “Brunch and Learn” event. Other events with Rabbi Gerber and Garroway are planned through the weekend including a Havdalah service at Rabbi Gerber’s home tomorrow evening.


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