It started when she took off her shoes. Our speaker stood at the front of a packed sanctuary on a Friday night, microphone in hand, and let us know that she was going to take off her shoes to deliver her address.
And the congregation ate it up.
Amy-Jill Levine endeared herself to Sinai that night almost exactly one year ago. While one could point to the familiarity that her opening comment brought or the warmth of her presentation, the truth of the matter is that she gave one heck of a Friday evening sermon. In partnership with Holy Innocents, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine spoke that evening on the topic, “Common Mistakes Jews and Christians Make About Each Other.” She followed that compelling presentation by leading Torah study the next morning to a record attendance of over 200 people. She is compelling and she is engaging and that is why we wanted her back.