Rabbi discusses a second career in Spiritual Journey series

Rabbi Thomas M. Alpert of Temple Tifereth Israel in Malden, Mass., will discuss changing careers in midlife in a lecture titled Your Not-So-Young Shall See Visions: Reflections of a New Second-Career Rabbi, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend this discussion, part of the “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2002-03” series sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, free of charge.

After 10 years of establishing himself as a lawyer in Boston, Alpert left his practice to prepare for a new career as a rabbi. His studies required him to learn Hebrew almost from scratch and to spend four years commuting weekly between his home and family in the Boston area and the Hebrew Union College in New York.

Alpert will share how he arrived at this life-changing decision, his deepening spiritual journey as a religious Jew and the challenges and opportunities faced by someone entering the clergy as a second career.

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