Rabbi Bradley Solmsen

First Love: What We Can Discover About Love From Gan Eden/The Garden of Eden

Teaching in English from Houston, TX | Presented by the Union for Reform Judaism

Explore what we can learn about love: devotion, desire and deception from the first story about love. We will explore one of our earliest texts and better understand where it all began, how it relates to our relationships today and what some traditional and contemporary texts and thinkers have to say about love in the Garden of Eden.

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solmsenRabbi Bradley Solmsen serves as the North American Director of Youth Engagement for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). For eleven years Bradley served as Director of Brandeis University’s Office of High School Programs which includes BIMA and Genesis. Rabbi Solmsen was ordained at The Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and received a Masters degree in Jewish education from the The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary. He has extensive experience as a Jewish educator in Israel and North America working with teenagers and college students and training Jewish educators. Bradley is married to Aliza Kline and is the proud abba of Ela, Gila and Nomi.