Bnai Keshet, located at 99 South Fullerton Ave., will hold a Kabbalat Shabbat dinner and a discussion led by Rabbi Toba Spitzer about her new book, "God Is Here: Reimagining the Divine," on Friday, March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The book is a "transformative exploration of the idea of God, offering new paths to experiencing the realm of the sacred," Bnai Keshet said in an announcement of the event.

The event will feature a book signing at 6 p.m., a Middle Eastern dinner, a short Shabbat service and Spitzer’s talk.

Spitzer teaches courses on Judaism and economic justice, Reconstructionist Judaism, new approaches to thinking about God, and the practice of integrating Jewish spiritual and ethical teachings into daily life.

She served as the president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association from 2007-2009 and was the first LGBTQ rabbi to head a national rabbinic organization. She has been included in Newsweek’s Top 50 Rabbis in America list and the 2010 Forward list of 50 Female Rabbis Who Are Making A Difference. Since 1997, she has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek in Newton, Massachusetts.

Advance registration for the meal is required at To purchase "God Is Here: Reimagining the Divine," click here.