Shabbat Service and Cultural Program
For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World – Sasha Sagan
Sasha Sagan joins us to discuss her own secular Judaism and how the scientific roots of ancient traditions can be reinterpreted as part of a modern, evidence-based philosophy, while still celebrating wonder, awe and life itself through a secular lens. She will also read a from her new book on these subjects, For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World. The book is part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, and an exploration of the marvels of nature as revealed by science, that require no faith in order to be believed.
Sasha Sagan has worked as a writer, producer, editor and speaker. Her essays and interviews about life and death through a secular lens have appeared in The Cut, O. the Oprah Magazine, The Literary Hub, Mashable and elsewhere. Inverse named Sasha one of their Future 50, “a group of 50 people who will be forces of good in the 2020s”. She is the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.
After the program, please stay for our pot luck desserts and schmoozing. We’ll provide wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
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