Traditions Of Prayer: Communicating With God From Jewish And Christian Perspectives

Five Wednesdays, beginning February 24 | 7 PM

A New Wednesday Night Series with Temple Beth El

Lent is an ideal time to focus on our prayer life. Join Father Bill, Rabbi Mark Miller, Cantor Rosalie Will, and our Theologian in Residence, The Rev. Michael Battle to explore the roots of prayer in both the Jewish and Christian traditions, as well as how prayer has evolved today.


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Join us on Zoom: https://christchurchcranbrook-org.zoom.us/j/93125409512

Join by phone: (312) 626-6799; Meeting ID: 931 2540 9512

Questions? Email Father Chris

About the Program Leaders

The Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. is Rector of Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Canon for Interfaith and Ecumenical Relations for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. Previously, he was Dean of the Faculty of Theology and the Huron-Lawson Chair of Pastoral and Moral Theology at Huron University College in London, Ontario, Associate Professor in the John Henry Hobart Chair in Moral Theology at General Seminary in New York City, New York, and Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Read More

Rabbi Mark Miller serves as the Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He attended Northwestern University, where he received a dual degree in Psychology and History. Subsequently, he earned his M.A. in Hebrew letters and Rabbinic ordination from the Reform Movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Prior to arriving in Michigan, Rabbi Miller has worked at synagogues in Denver, Los Angeles, and Houston since 1993. He spent 11 years directing Jewish summer camps – first at Shwayder Camp in Colorado, then at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps in Malibu.  Read More

Cantor Rosalie Will mentors clergy in the field and consults on issues of worship, music, and synagogue transition and change. She also serves as the Director of Worship and Music for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Rosalie’s decades of experience as a worship leader, consultant, performer, visionary and leader in new worship trends, has set the course for the Reform Movement’s growth in the area of dynamic prayer at URJ Biennial and beyond. Read More

Currently appointed as Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York, the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D. has an undergraduate degree from Duke University, received his master’s of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a master’s of Sacred Theology from Yale University and a PhD in theology and ethics, also from Duke University… Read More

Watch Previous Episodes

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week Four

Week Five