On January 10, the Newtown Quaker Meeting adult class will have a Zoom session with Norma Kaplis, at 9:45a.m. Sunday on: “Deepening the Silence Together in Meeting for Worship”
Kaplis says, “Silence is the heart and soul of Quaker Meeting for Worship. Vocal ministry comes without advance preparation or the need for a trained minister. On January 10th, we will share suggestions for deepening our silence together in Worship. I will call upon my own experiences as a Friend for over 40 years, as well as what I have learned about practices from other faith traditions that value silence in worship.”
Norma has been a Quaker since 1979. She is also is a member of Tzedek v’Shalom and Kol Emet synagogues, the Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County, Threshold Society, and the
Sufi Order of the West (Innayati Order). She said, “I have had a 45-year-gradually- unfolding commitment to an Inter-spiritual Life.”
Norma is a retired dentist who practiced General and Public Health Dentistry in Doylestown, Warrington, Philadelphia, and Yardley, Pa. from 1979 to 2013. She also taught Community and Public Health Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine from 1979 to 1993.