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L.I.F.E. Lecture and JTS Evening of Learning: Relating to the Other in Jewish Texts and with Jewish Values

L.I.F.E. Lecture and JTS Evening of Learning: Relating to the Other in Jewish Texts and with Jewish Values

Date: Sunday, May 07, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County

Address: 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Maryland

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  • Type: Class, Dinner, Social Event, Speaker, Workshop
  • Audience: Adults
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Required
  • Cost: $36 program fee includes educational materials and light dinner
  • Topic: Jewish Heritage, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Text, Jewish Values, L.I.F.E. Lecture

JTS Relating to Others graphicJoin JTS scholars as they explore Jewish attitudes toward members of different faiths as well as the marginalized within our own communities. Enjoy university-level instruction and stimulating discussions in sessions that ask: How has the Jewish experience of marginalization informed the way in which we relate to other marginalized populations? What is our obligation to those we perceive as different? How have Jews challenged the norms of the community from within?

A celebration of adult Jewish learning featuring JTS’s renowned faculty:

JTS Presenters May 2017

Dr. Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History

Maimonides, the Messiah, Jesus, and Muhammad

Dr. Barbara Mann, Simon H. Fabin Associate Professor of Jewish Literature

Facing the Other: Moral Dilemmas in Israeli Literature

Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and dean of the Division of Religious Leadership

From the Outside In: How a History of Marginalization Affects Jewish Responses to Marginal Populations Today

Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages

Isaiah’s Vision of Religious Universalism and Particularism”


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Sponsored by JTS, B’nai Israel Congregation and other area congregations.

Organized by: Tani Schwartz-Herman

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