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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rabbi Spike Anderson

Oct 04

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Rabbi Spike Anderson, Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El, joins Codi Norred for this week's episode of Coffee & Something Stronger. Coffee & Something Stronger is a bi-monthly show, featuring environmental leaders around Georgia and across the country.

Rabbi Spike Anderson grew up in a secular Jewish home with strong values of civic and social responsibility. It wasn’t until he was a teenager and actively seeking spiritual expression that he began to discover the deep beauty and meaning of Jewish life. He found his Jewish soul while studying in Israel.

For Rabbi Spike, Judaism brings out the vibrancy and color of life. He used to think that spiritual life was a luxury, but he has grown to appreciate and depend on the sacred as an integral part of existence and his place in the world. A rich Jewish life is full of light and joy, connection and meaning, vulnerability and power.

His Judaism compels him on a daily basis to lead his most authentic life. It connects him to something bigger than himself through the sacred stories of his spiritual ancestors. It challenges him to heal a broken world with God as his partner.

Rabbi Spike shares his life’s journey with his wife, Marita, and their three children, who are their biggest inspirations for everything that they do.

Temple Emanu-El is a Reform synagogue established in 1978. Home to almost 700 families, Temple Emanu-El is celebrating their 40th Anniversary.

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GIPL launched "Coffee & Something Stronger" on May 5, 2020. New episodes air twice a month on Tuesdays. GIPL's Codi Norred invites a faith leader or environmental activist to a conversation on the intersections of faith, climate, and justice.  To watch previous episodes, click here.