The Festival of Shavuot begins on Saturday evening, May 19 and continues through Monday evening, May 21.
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Date: Sunday, March 04, 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. Morning Minyan
9:45 a.m. Did the Exodus Really Happen?
The historicity of the exodus has been questioned by modern scholars. What does the evidence really demonstrate? And does historical accuracy even matter for modern Jews?
11:00 a.m. Special Session for Teens / Learning with Madrichim
What is holiness and how does the concept apply to people and land?
12:00 p.m. Special Session for Teens/High School Students About List College of Jewish Studies, Columbia University and Barnard College
12:30 p.m. Special Session with Talmud Torah Teachers
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