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'Life of Favor' Shabbaton Learning Event
Rabbi Russ Resnik

God's Favor for Fractured Families:
Rereading the Story of Joseph and his Brothers


Saturday, December 2, 3:30-5:30pm


The story of Joseph is one of the richest and best-loved narratives of Scripture, but it also highlights just how dysfunctional families can be.


Join Beth Messiah Congregation for a Shabbaton with Rabbi Russell Resnik, a clinical mental health counselor who will take us beyond the rivalry between Joseph and his brothers to glimpse the boundless favor underlying this story, which gives light to our modern lives and relationships.



Derwood Alliance Church
16501 Redland Road
Rockville, MD 20855


Copies of A Life of Favor: A Family Therapist Examines the Story of Joseph and His Brothers will be available for purchase after havdalah. Or purchase from Amazon or



Event flyer



Russ Resnik is a veteran teacher, counselor and family therapist, and writer. As rabbinic counsel for the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC), he serves as a rabbi to rabbis within the Messianic Jewish world. Russ is ordained through the UMJC and also maintains credentials as a clinical mental health counselor. He contributes regularly to Messianic publications and websites and is the author of Gateways to Torah, Creation to Completion: A Guide to Life’s Journey from the Five Books of Moses, and Divine Reversal: The Transforming Ethics of Jesus. Russ and his wife Jane live in Albuquerque and have four children and seven grandchildren.

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