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Feb 28, 2018

Speaker: Rabbi Sid Schwarz

Program Series: Jewish Enrichment

Location: Adat Shalom, Bethesda, MD 

Date: January 24, 2018

Rabbi Sid Schwarz does pioneering work uncovering organizations across North American that re-inventing conceptions of Jewish identity and Jewish life. This session provides insight into the people and ideas that make these "Covenantal Jewish Communities" exciting, hopeful and inspiring. 

Feb 27, 2018

Speaker: Rabbi Reuven Hammer

Program Series: Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Speaker Series

Location: Tifereth Israel Congregation, Washington, DC 

Date: November 16 

Since the rise of Christianity, the God of Judaism has often been depicted as a God of vengeance, while the God of Christianity is portrayed as the God of love. Rabbi Hammer discusses the Jewish and Christian concepts of God, and shows the error in describing the two religions' concepts of God as opposites in this manner. 

Feb 27, 2018

Presenter: Yale Strom 

Vocalist: Elizabeth Schwartz

Location: Tikvat Israel, Rockville, MD 

Date: October 28, 2017

Man From Munkacs: Gypsy Klezmer, one of many award-winning films directed by Yale Strom, explores the symbiotic relationship between the Rom Gypsies and the Jews who lived together before and after World War II in the Carpathian region of Eastern Europe. Prior to the Holocaust, whenever there was a Jewish celebration, the klezmer musicians were usually not Jews, but the Rom. In fact, the Rom had played with and for Jews for so many years that some of them spoke fluent Yiddish. 

Feb 27, 2018

Speaker: Izabella Tabarovsky

Program Series: Jewish Enrichment 

Location: Ohev Shalom - The National Synagogue, Washington, DC

Date: September 27, 2017

While many of us know Babi Yar, this was not the first such massacre, nor was it unique in its scale. This story is asking to be told. 

Feb 27, 2018

Speaker: Professor Jacques Berlinerblau

Program Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Speaker Series

Location: Washington Hebrew Congregation

Date: September 12, 2017

Georgetown Professor and Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization, Jaques Berlinerblau talks about what the college experience is like today - an experience radically different from the one that parents of high school seniors might be familiar with.

May 1, 2017

Speaker: Dr. Samual Kassow

Program Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

Location: Kehilat Shalom, Gaithersburg, MD

Date: April 2, 2017

The Ringelblum archive in the Warsaw Ghetto buried thousands of documents. But of the 60 people who worked on this national mission, only three survived. Dr. Kassow tells their story.

May 1, 2017

Speaker: Dr. Michael Brenner

Program Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

Location: Congregation Olam Tikvah, Fairfax, VA

Date: March 19, 2017

Dr. Brenner tells the story of the rebuilding of Jewish life in Germany after the Holocaust and until today.

 

Apr 4, 2017

Speaker: Dr. Christine Hayes

Program Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

Location: Congreation B'nai Tzedek, Potomac, MD

Date: March 5, 2017

Dr. Hayes steps back 2000 years to explore the diverse attitudes towards the divine character of the Torah, and highlights the surprisingly radical approach of the talmudic rabbis.

Apr 4, 2017

Speaker: Dr. Michal Lemberger

Program Series: Jewish Enrichment

Location: Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Bethesda, MD

Date: February 9, 2017

Dr. Lemberger shines a new light on the lives of nine Biblical women.

Apr 4, 2017

Speaker: Dr. Maxine Grossman, University of Maryland, College Park

Program Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

Location: Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD

Date: December 14, 2016

Dr. Grossman traces the lives, text, and religious commitments in an effort to understand the sectarian movement and the groups role in Jewish history

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