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Join us for our annual event. 

July 24, 20164 to 7 pm

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This year, students, teachers and storytellers, will explore the power of stories.
Together we will engage in text study, discussion, and artistic exploration of the truth and wisdom in stories. 

We will consider the way stories transmit values and shape perception in our lives and in a variety of religious traditions.

Our learning event will be held on a three hour riverboat ride on the Mississippi. 

Vegetarian snacks provided. 


Teachers include: 

Jim Bear Jacobs, Member Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation & pastor at Church of All Nations. 

Anse  Tamara Grey Teacher, Founder of Daybreak Press Global Bookshop & Gathering Space

Andrea Marboe, Writer, Activist and Artist at Magpie Solutions, LLC

Rev. Dr. John Marboe, Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Humanities Professor and Laborer

Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein, Teacher, Founding Director of By The Rivers & Apple Genius


Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning.

Supported by: Niagara Foundation,  Hineni: A Center for Adult Jewish Learning and Contemplative Practices, Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality

Cost is $36 per person before July 15, $42 per person after July 15.

You can pay at the dock by registering via email (register@bytherivers.org) or online via credit card  or via check (address here).


Pictures from some of our recent classes