Experiencing Ramadan and Passover with Our Whole Being
March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
As both of these holy seasons are upon us, come and join the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom in exploring ways our faith rituals deeply affect our bodies and souls.
Nimet Cebeci is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University studying Islamic theology and philosophy. Her dissertation research centers on the ontology of the soul; specifically, the materialist theory of the soul espoused by the early Ash'ari scholars of the Islamic tradition.
Nimet received her M.A. in Civilizational Studies from Ibn Haldun University in 2017 and her B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University in 2014. In parallel with her academic studies, she has also pursued traditional Islamic studies in Turkey and elsewhere; she is a graduate of the EDEP program in Istanbul, where she studied under such teachers as Shaykh Salih al-Ghursi, Dr. Hamzeh al-Bakri, Dr. Mahmud al-Misri, Dr. Yavuz Kamadan, Dr. Ahmad Snobar, Dr. Recep ?entürk, and others. While in Istanbul, she also attended the Al-Madina Institute's year-long Suhba Program, where she studied with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui. She is currently continuing her classical training remotely while conducting her Ph.D. dissertation research.
Rabbi Simcha Zevit has served as an interfaith hospice and hospital chaplain for over a decade and currently serves as rabbi for the Narberth Havurah. She is a mindfulness and wellness teacher and facilitator and is working towards certification as a positive psychology coach. She is passionate about helping herself and others flourish at work and in life and about the ways that tools and practices supported by scientific research, psychology, spirituality, and religious expression can support the journey of well-being in all aspects of our lives. She is a member of the Philadelphia Western Suburbs chapter of the Sisterhood.