Jewish Book Council Author Talk by Rabbi David Jaffe focuses on a Jewish approach to Personal and Social Change

September 14, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Falmouth Jewish Congregation invites you to a Jewish Book Council author talk and book signing on Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m. Rabbi David Jaffe will speak about his new book Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change.

Rabbi Jaffe will help you think about your own personal and social justice goals for the New Year while bringing Jewish wisdom to the task. While geared toward a Jewish audience, this talk and subject matter will also be of interest to those from other faith traditions or humanists -- anyone interested in the deeply personal aspect of civic engagement and work to improve our communities, our nation, and our world.

The Jewish community in America has a long and proud tradition of tikkun olam, and the past decade has seen a growing interest in tikkun adam, personal transformation and inner growth – through mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and Mussar. Too often the two realms are perceived as distinct and mutually exclusive pursuits. David Jaffe’s new book weaves together the two into one unified path of personal and social transformation. Changing the World from the Inside Out distills centuries of Jewish wisdom about the inner-life into an accessible program for building the qualities necessary to accomplish effective and sustainable social change on issues such as: the environment, hunger, homelessness, and discrimination. It weaves together Jewish teachings with stories about contemporary and historic change makers who integrate spiritual qualities into their tikkun olam work.

Eight Cousins is providing books for sale at the cost of $16.95, payable by check, credit card, or in cash.

Light refreshments will be served, and the program will run approximately one hour and a quarter.

Additional Jewish Book Council author talks will take place this October and November as follows:

Tuesday, October 17 at 7pm : Rachel Kadish - The Weight of Ink: A Novel

Thursday, November 16 at 7pm: Jeremy Dauber: Jewish Comedy: A Serious History

Falmouth Jewish Congregation is a Reform congregation serving the Upper Cape and beyond and located at 7 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth. Contact the office at 508-540-0602 or visit the website ( or Facebook page for further information. All are welcome and facilities are accessible to all.