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: Saturday, March 03, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Location: B'nai Israel Congregation
Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
The Living Torah: Bringing the Bible to Life and Modern Interpretations
9:00 a.m. Shabbat Services
11:00 a.m. Sermon – The Book of Exodus: What Is It Really About?
The name Exodus is perhaps a misnomer, since the book is actually about where God is to be found. The exodus is actually a “prequel” for the main event: the erection of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle.
12:30 p.m. Presentation – B’tzeit Yisrael Mimitzrayim – A Close Look at a Passover Psalm
Psalm 114 may appear to be about the exodus from Egypt, but a deeper look will reveal that it is about the revelation at Mt. Sinai, and the significant connection between Passover and Shavuot.
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