Shemini Atzeret begins Sunday evening, September 30 and Simhat Torah on Monday evening, October 1.
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Date: Friday, November 09, 2018
Time: 5:45 pm
Location: B'nai Israel Congregation
Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Dress and the Body in the Torah
5:45 PM Wine & Cheese Reception
6:15 PM Kabbalat Shabbat
7:15 PM Shabbat Dinner (Reservations are required.)
8:30 PM Learning Session: Clothing Makes the Man
In this session, we consider how clothing is understood and used broadly in the Torah, and then explore specifically the ways clothing is used in the Rebecca and Jacob narratives to define and
mark shifts in identity.
DR. AMY KALMANOFSKY became the dean of Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies, the undergraduate school of the Jewish Theological Seminary, in 2018. Previously, she was associate vice chancellor and associate professor of Bible. In her writing and teaching, she combines contemporary ideas and critical methods with traditional text study. Deeply committed to teaching since joining the faculty in 2005, Dr. Kalmanofsky helps her students understand and appreciate the Bible’s complicated beauty and meaning so that they can become careful and creative interpreters of its text. Dr. Kalmanofsky is the author of multiple books, as well as numerous articles examining the biblical representation of women and the roles women play in the Bible.
This program is made possible through the generosity of the Dollye and I. Wolford Berman Educational Initiative Grant.
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