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The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies

Jan 22, 2019

Speaker: Professor Jonathan D. Sarna
Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Speaker Series
Location: Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, MD
Date: November 11, 2018

The first U.S. President who actively sought to attract support from Jewish voters was none other than Abraham Lincoln. Renowned historian Jonathan...


Jan 22, 2019

Speaker: Professor Marsha Rozenblit
Series: Special Event
Location: Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC
Date: December 9, 2019

Our community came together to honor the legacy of our organization's founder, Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman, z"l.
We learned about the world that influenced Rabbi Haberman's life and...


Jan 14, 2019

Speaker: Professor Kenneth Seeskin
Series:Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Speaker Series  
Location: Beth Shalom Congregation, Columbia, MD 
Date: December 10, 2018

The first two commandments of the Decalogue are the primary sources for our Jewish monotheism. How do we understand the commandments? Is belief in...


Jan 3, 2019

Speaker: Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, Ph.D.

Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

Location: Congregation Olam Tikvah, Fairfax, VA

Date: November 18, 2018

Derived from Jewish texts, traditions, laws, practices, rituals, and experiences, “Jewish Sensibilities” are ways in which Jews (religious and...


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...