The New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue will be having a meeting on Zoom on Thursday January 20th, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm. Our speaker will be Rabbi Celia Surget. Rabbi Celia will be speaking to us about Freedom of the oppressed.
Rabbi Celia Surget joined Congregation Albert in July 2021.
Rabbi Surget grew up in a multicultural home in Geneva, Switzerland, her mother is American and her father French. Her family has been committed to Reform Judaism for several generations. Both of her parents were professional musicians with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, before her mother became a Jewish educator.
Rabbi Surget studied History of Religions, Hebrew and Philosophy at the University of Geneva and began her Rabbinic studies at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem and New-York, before transferring to the Leo Baeck College in London. On graduating, she spent four years working for the MJLF (Mouvement Juif Liberal de France) in Paris, where she worked both as a congregational Rabbi and as Director of Education. In 2011 she joined Radlett Reform Synagogue (just north of London in the United Kingdom) as the Associate Rabbi and Director of Education.
Rabbi Surget is a founding member of Kerem, the French Liberal rabbinic association. During her time in Paris, she co-wrote a Talmud Torah curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of the French Progressive congregations and she developed informal education programs such as camps and Israel tours.
While in London, she served as chair of the Assembly of Reform Rabbis and Cantors UK, chair of Arzenu UK and chaired the committee that brought a code of ethics and processes to the UK based Progressive movements.
In her free time, Rabbi Surget enjoys baking, slowly running marathons, going to the opera and the amazing New Mexico outdoors.
If you plan to join this dialogue Zoom call, please register at NMInterfaithDialogue@gmail.com . Please send by January 18th, your name & contact information in which you will be accessing the Zoom link. The link will be sent to you on January 20th in the morning, the day of the Zoom call.