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The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies

Jan 3, 2019

Speaker: Professor Michael Brenner

Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

Location: Adas Israel Congregation

Date: October 23, 2018

The 19th Century German Jewish community was the first to attempt to integrate Jewish traditions into a modern European society. Today, it might appear that this...


Oct 24, 2018

Speaker: Professor David Kraemer

Program Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Speaker Series 

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD

Date: October 7, 2018

In many respects, Islam is Judaism's closest "relative." It is a religion of law, based upon both Judaism and other inherited near eastern...


Apr 23, 2018

Speaker:  Professor Arieh Saposnik

Program Series: Jewish Enrichment

Location: Kehilat Shalom, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018

"If the Jews wish to become a nation of 'Jewish Culture,'" Eliezar Ben-Yehuda wrote in 1904, "they must first become truly a nation."

Throughout the subsequent decade,...


Apr 23, 2018

Speaker:  Dr. Christof Koch
Rabbinic Response: Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt

Program Series: The Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

Location: Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, DC

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A top neuroscientist's stimulation explanation of the physical qualities of consciousness,...


Apr 23, 2018

Speaker:  Rabbi Lee Levine

Program Series:  Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

Location:  Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, MD

Date: November 21, 2017

The study of ancient Jewish art is a relatively new field fueled by ongoing archaeological discoveries. Only in Late Antiquity (third to seventh...