Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski & Rabbi Uri Lam

Teaching in Portuguese from Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Amar a Deus e Amarmos a Nós Mesmos

O que significa amar a Deus? Será que um relacionamento com o Divino pode nos levar a amar a nós mesmos? Dizem-nos que devemos amar a Deus com todo o nosso coração (Deut. 6:5). Esta sessão questiona se amar a Deus pode ser um veículo para amarmos a nós mesmos e para nos tornarmos mais plenos.

Loving God, Loving Ourselves

What does it mean to love God? Can a relationship with the Divine lead us to love ourselves? We are told that we should love God with all our hearts (Deut. 6:5). This session asks whether loving God can be a vehicle to loving ourselves and to becoming more whole.

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kwasniewskiSince 1996, Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski has been the religious Leader of SIBRA – Sociedade Israelita Brasileira de Cultura e Beneficência – in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He attended rabbinical studies at the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, Israel and will soon receive his Smichá. Rabbi Kwasniewski is also Journalist and Speaker. He is the coordinator of the Inter-Faith Dialogue Group of Porto Alegre. He is married and has two children.


Rabbi Uri Lam is the spiritual and community leader of Congregação Israelita Mineira (CIM) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais St, Brazil, affiliated to WUPJ (World Union for Progressive Judaism). Rabbi Lam is a Psychologist and holds a M.A. in Philosophy. He is also a publisher and translator of several books into Portuguese, such as Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed Parts 1 & 2 (Moreh Nevuchim) – the first comprehensive translation to Portuguese; Part 3 is underway. Rabbi Lam is the founder of the Forum for Jewish-Catholic Dialogue of Bahia and, as a member of the ICCJ (International Council of Christians and Jews), was in Rome for the 50th Anniversary of the Nostra Aetate and at the meeting with Pope Francis.


Watch their video from 2014 | Seus vídeos a partir de 2014