Megan Powell Cuzzolino, a Sinai and Synapses fellowship alum, is an advanced doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on the emotion of awe and its role in science. Megan will join with some scientists from our own congregation to deepen our understanding of the causes and effects of awe, one of the most fundamental religious experiences.

Friday, February 9, 7:30 pm

Rabbi Fabricant is joined at Shabbat services by local interfaith clergy colleagues for a lively discussion of awe as a religious concept in Judaism, Christianity and beyond.

Saturday, February 10, 7:00 pm

Megan Powell Cuzzolino is joined by Temple Beth Or’s own scientists to present her innovative work on what awe really is and how awe bridges spirituality and science.

•Interactive, visual program.

•Evening begins with Havdallah.

•Dessert reception to follow program.

Sunday, February 11, 9:00-11:00 am


Our 6th and 7th graders will get to participate in Megan’s research into awe for adolescents. Fascinating whole-family discussions to follow.