The Jewish Theological Seminary will open the Block/Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts in honor of Gilda and Henry Block and in memory of their dear friend, Kenneth Kolker, in the fall. Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, director of liturgical arts at JTS, will be the center’s director. The center will be an incubator for inventive forms of prayer and liturgy, building community through learning and meaningful shared experiences.
The center also will be a vital resource for students and the community, a place to exchange insights and draw inspiration. It will be a laboratory space for experimenting with approaches to prayer, both ancient and new, that will catalyze a transformation of the broader community’s engagement with spirituality. A dedication ceremony, including a special learning session, will take place at JTS on Wednesday, September 30. For information, call Michele Carlin at (212) 678-8935 or go to www.jtsa.edu.