Rabbi Simeon Maslin and Judith Blumberg Maslin will be at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue in Rockland on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. to speak about their books: “and turn it again: Theme and Sacred Variations,” and “Golden Hands: The Secular and Sacred Legacy of Daniel Blumberg.”

The program will include a brief service, a talk and discussion about the books, and a light luncheon. Following this program, attendees may proceed to the Ecumenical 9/11 Memorial Service being held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland at 2 p.m. The Adas Yoshuron Choir will be singing at the memorial service.

Rabbi Maslin is Rabbi Emeritus of Synagogue Keneseth Israel in Philadelphia, and Hillel Rabbi at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. He holds degrees from Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and Chicago Theological Seminary. Rabbi Maslin is the author of two books and numerous articles and pamphlets. He served the oldest Jewish congregation in the western hemisphere—Mikve Israel-Emanuel of Curacao—and the oldest congregation in Illinois—K.A.M. of Chicago—before coming to Keneseth Israel, the oldest Reform congregation in Greater Philadelphia. He is a past president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

In his most recent book, ” …and turn it again,” Rabbi Maslin introduces his readers to a first-century Jewish sage who taught: “Turn it and turn it again, for everything is in it.” That ancient sage was referring to Hebrew scripture, and Maslin continues the time-honored rabbinic process of turning those sacred verses and finding in them inspiring, poignant, and often humorous lessons for our day.

Judith Blumberg Maslin is an art historian, with a master’s degree in art history from the University of Chicago. She was the founding director/curator of the Temple Judea Museum of Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pa. Over the years she has written about Jewish ceremonial art and lectured widely in South Africa, Australia, and many American cities. She is the daughter of Daniel Blumberg, the subject of her book, a Philadelphia dentist who, in midlife, began creating exquisite works of art, particularly Judaica.

Located at 50 Willow Street in Rockland, Adas Yoshuron is an unaffiliated, all-inclusive synagogue serving the Jewish community of Midcoast Maine since 1912. The synagogue will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. All are welcome to all our services and events. For more information about this and other programs, please call 594-4523, or email yoshuron@midcoast.com.