The Bible Study Center provides an opportunity to delve deeply into the text of the Bible with a local Judaic scholar. For 2012-2013, the class will focus on Kings I and Kings II. The Bible Study Center is held on Sunday mornings from October through June at the Dennis and Philip Ratner Museum in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Distinguished Scholar Series brings scholars of international reputation to the greater Washington DC community to lecture on a variety of subjects of Jewish interest. Past speakers have included Professor James Kugel speaking about how to read the Bible; Professor Arthur Green on Mysticism; Professor David Ruderman on false Messiahs; Dr. Michael Walzer on War and the Jewish Tradition; Herschel Shanks on the Dead Sea Scrolls; and many other speakers of similar expertise. Distinguished Scholar lectures are generally held on weekday evenings and, unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for these events.
Holiday Weekend Study Retreats offer adult learners two days of in-depth study with scholars and master teachers in a retreat setting. Past topics have included Jewish philosophers, interpreting Jewish texts, Islam, Christianity, Mysticism, and the Messiah. Weekend Study Retreats are held Sunday-Monday on the weekends of Presidents Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Travel/study opportunities include centers of Jewish learning and interest, with options ranging from local day trips to cruises to international travel. These trips offer a unique opportunity for in-depth study with recognized scholars while exploring exciting travel destinations.