Rabbi Scott Bolton

New York, NY

Scott Bolton is the Rabbi of Congregation Or Zarua on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for 8 years and a former head of school at two Solomon Schechter Day Schools. He was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.

Five Alarm High Holidays: Fire & Emergency Service Paradigms Help Us Understand Repentance, Prayer and Tzedakah

11:30 PM Eastern

8:30 PM Pacific

U'netaneh Tokef provides a formula to move us from a state of helplessness and bound to fate to a state of responsiveness, responsibility and destiny. We will examine tshuvah, tfillah and tzedakah as spiritual practices through the lens of fire & emergency services paradigms - responding to emergencies, fire prevention and creating better systems to sustain life safety. I was inspired by my work with the International Association of Fire Chiefs before becoming a rabbi. I look forward to examining our tradition through the lens of the meaningful work the emergency services whom we will honor in this session.