The Festival of Shavuot begins on Saturday evening, May 19 and continues through Monday evening, May 21.
Click here for service and program times. The B’nai Israel Cemetery will be closed during the holiday.
Date: Friday, March 02, 2018
Time: 6:15 pm
Location: B'nai Israel Congregation
Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
The Living Torah: Bringing the Bible to Life and Modern Interpretations
6:15 p.m. Shabbat Service
7:00 p.m. Shabbat dinner (advance registration required)
8:15 p.m. Presentation – Slavery in the Bible: Can Jews Today Learn Anything from the Torah’s Laws of Slavery?
The laws of slavery in the Bible developed and transformed in response to the values of compassion and fairness. Although the content is not relevant today, the values that drove their evolution are.
Benjamin D. Sommer joined The Jewish Theological Seminary faculty as professor of Bible in July 2008. Previously, he served as director of the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies at Northwestern University. Dr. Sommer has been a fellow at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Tikvah Center for Jewish Law and Civilization at the New York University School of Law, and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He has served as a visiting faculty member or fellow at numerous other universities and foundations. He and his wife, Jennifer Dugdale, have three children.
This program is made possible through the generosity of the Dollye and I. Wolford Berman Educational Initiative Grant.
Organized by: Siobhan Solomon
Have questions?Contact the organizer