Annual Zwerin-Alexander Memorial Retreat

From Kabbalah to the Big Bang:
Ancient Wisdom and Contemporary Spirituality
Featuring Daniel Matt
Renowned Scholar of Judaism, Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah
May 24-26, 2019

At the Ralston White Retreat Center
Co-sponsored by Congregations B’nai Emunah and Beth Israel Judea

View the 2019 retreat flyer

About the Zwerin-Alexander Retreat

Congregation B’nai Emunah has been holding its annual retreat for 40 years! This year, our 41st annual retreat will be co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Israel Judea.

Our retreat is in memory of Rabbi Dr. Ken Zwerin and Rabbi Ted Alexander.

Rabbi Zwerin

Courtesy of Dr. Bruce Stamper

Dr. Ken Zwerin was a rabbi, teacher and business who infused his teachings with Torah wisdom, humor and common sense. In 1955, thirty-two families gathered in Hillsborough, California to found a new synagogue that became known as Peninsula Temple Sholom, now located in Burlingame. They turned to Dr. Zwerin to help them launch their effort and Dr. Zwerin served as Rabbi and Liturgical Director until the congregation was able to hire a full time rabbi and Dr. Zwerin was able to continue his business career.

Dr. Zwerin was a Rabbi’s Rabbi to whom colleagues turned for friendship and guidance. Rabbi Ted Alexander and Dr. Zwerin became very close over the years. Their friendship led to the founding of the annual Zwerin Retreat, which is now in its 41st year.

Rabbi AlexanderWhen Rabbi Ted passed away, we renamed the Zwerin Memorial Retreat the Zwerin-Alexander Memorial Retreat.

May the memory of Rabbi Dr. Ken Zwerin and the memory of Rabbi Ted Alexander be a blessing for all time.