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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 traditions. Professor David Kraemer, a prolific author and commentator who oversees the most extensive collection of rare and contemporary Judaica in the Western Hemisphere, will reveal similarities that exist between these two Abrahamic faiths. Professor Kraemer will share how studying parallels between Islam and Judaism can help us gain a better understanding of Jewish concepts and beliefs. 

 

 

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, followed by a distinguished rabbi's response on how that science might relate to descriptions of spiritual encounters with the Divine in traditional and contemporary Jewish writings. 

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 centuries CE) did Jewish art begin to flourish in a dramatic fashion. By the Byzantine era (fourth to seventh centuries CE), religious symbols, biblical motifs and even clearly pagan mythological motifs - especially the zodiac signs and the image of Helios - graced many synagogue mosaic floors in ancient Palestine. 

This lecture focuses on the political, social and religious reasons for such a dramatic change, and likewise addresses the variety of ways Jewish communities, which were wholly autonomous and diverse, grappled with such developments.

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

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. 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

Apr 4, 2017

Speaker: Dr. James Loeffler, University of Virginia

Program Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

Location: Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, MD

Date: November 14, 2016

Dr. Loeffler makes the argument that the concept of a "genocide law" predates the Holocaust, and is derived from Lemkin's forgotten role as a leader in the interwar Polish Zionist movement.

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