Rabbi Judith Edelstein will lead services and a discussion group at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St. in Rockland on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30.

On Friday, July 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., there will be a Shabbat service, followed by a kiddush/reception with potluck hors d’oeuvres, wine, and soft drinks. On Saturday, July 30, Rabbi Edelstein will lead Shabbat services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., followed by a study session from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on the topic “Intro to Mussar and Living a Life of Doing Good Deeds.” Following the study session, there will be a luncheon from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Rabbi Edelstein, a native New Yorker, was ordained by The Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic seminary. Her first rabbinic post was at Temple Hatikvah, in Flanders, N.J. She then served as the Director of Religious Life at The Jewish Home and Hospital. She earned a Doctorate of Ministry in Counseling from Hebrew Union College, and she was certified as a chaplain by the National Association of Jewish Chaplains.

Rabbi Edelstein is currently teaching and counseling in New York while working on a book. She has made a number of presentations on spiritual needs of the mature adult in Jewish and non-Jewish venues in the USA and Israel. She has published several articles, most recently in May 2009 in Women and Judaism.

Adas Yoshuron, an unaffiliated, all-inclusive synagogue located at 50 Willow St. in Rockland, will mark its 100th anniversary of serving the Jewish community of Midcoast Maine in 2012. All are welcome to all services and events. For more information, please contact the synagogue office, 594-4523, or email yoshuron@midcoast.com.