Following on the success of direct-to-public programming for Tikkun Leil Shavuot and Selihot, and in a continuing effort to help our rabbis and congregations during these trying times, the RA, USCJ, JTS and Ziegler are teaming up to offer ScholarStream, adult education opportunities to all those interested in participating. ScholarStream is a four-part series that will give communities the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with texts and traditions.
Registration must be made in advance. To register, click here. Please use coupon code WjcFall20 to receive free admission. Please note: the coupon code is case sensitive.
The first two series will be offered on the following dates and times, meeting for one hour each week.
Join JTS scholars as they uncover the hidden context around biblical figures and important eras in Jewish history.
• 11/10: Dr. David Fishman on how religious pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewry actually was—or wasn’t
• 11/17: Dr. Alan Cooper on why we stopped caring about Moses’s descendants
• 12/1: Dr. Sarah Wolf on how foreign the beit midrash would feel to the early Rabbis
• 12/8: Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky on what the Bible really had against Jezebel
Join Ziegler faculty as they explore issues related to race, gender equality, intersectionality, and building a democracy of the future.
• 11/11: Rabbi Cheryl Peretz will examine the centuries-old Jewish march towards gender equality and justice
• 11/18: Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff will explore the concept of communal forgiveness
• 12/2: Rabbi Dr. Gail Labovitz on what Exodus has to teach us about intersectionality
• 12/9: Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen on building a multiracial democracy
Registration for these events will be free.