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JTS Evening of Learning – Eretz Israel: Land of Longing, Land of Promise

JTS Evening of Learning – Eretz Israel: Land of Longing, Land of Promise

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Congregation B’nai Tzedek

Address: 10621 S. Glen Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854

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  • Type: Social Event, Speaker
  • Audience: Adults
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Required
  • Cost: $36/Full Program, $18/Second Session and Leil Shira Only
  • Topic: Arts & Culture, Israel, Jewish Heritage, Just for Fun, Speaker

Our discourse around Israel—especially in this historic year—tends to focus on the modern state and contemporary questions of sovereignty and coexistence. But why is Israel so important to us to begin with? At this year’s JTS Evening of Learning, we will explore the role that the Land of Israel has played in the Jewish imagination over the course of millennia and consider how this resonates with us today. The evening will conclude with a festive leil shirah (communal singing) led by local cantors and open to the community at no charge.

A celebration of Jewish learning featuring JTS’s renowned faculty and fellows:
DR. ELISSA BEMPORAD, JTS Fellow and Associate Professor of East European Jewish History and the Holocaust at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center
DR. HILLEL BEN-SASSON, Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, JTS
DR. ALAN COOPER, Elaine Ravich Professor of Jewish Studies and Provost, JTS
DR. BENJAMIN GAMPEL, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History

This program is co-sponsored by B’nai Israel and numerous local synagogues and community organizations.

For more information and to register, visit www.jtsa.edu/eveningoflearning.

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