Rabbi Shai Held is the spring scholar-in-residence at Congregation Beth Sholom; he’ll focus on “Cultivating Self-Worth, Character, and Generosity: New Perspectives on Jewish Theology.” He is the president, dean, and chair of Jewish thought at Hadar Institute. Services Shabbat morning at 9 a.m., lunch and lecture following. 354 Maitland Ave. Meal reservations, (201) 833-2620.