What is the Good Life?: Happiness and Fulfillment in the Jewish Tradition

Congregation Har Shalom

Dates: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Speaker: Multiple Speakers

The Lenell G. Ammerman Memorial Study Day

Co-Sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary

A celebration of adult Jewish learning featuring JTS's outstanding and diverse faculty and fellows:

 Dr. Eitan  Fishbane, Associate Professor of Jewish Thought

 Rabbi David Hoffman, Assistant Professor inthe Department of Talmud and Rabbinics

 Dr.David Kraemer, Librarianand Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics

■  Dr. Michal  Raucher, JTS fellow and Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati

How do we live a “good life?” What is the meaning of happiness? Jewish philosophers, poets, and sages have reflected deeply on these questions.  Together we will explore a range of Jewish sources and consider what they suggest about how to live as individuals and as members of Jewish and global communities. We will compare Jewish philosophic conceptions of “the good life” to contemporary American definitions and discuss the role of values, ethics, and Torah in the quest for a well-lived life.
Keynote: Dr. David Kraemer – “Are Joy and Satisfaction Goals of ‘The Good Life’ in Judaism?”


$36 for advance registration, includes all program materials and refreshments.

$54 at the door

Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road
Potomac, Maryland 20854

Register at www.jtsa.edu/maryland

Questions? Please contact:
Congregation Har Shalom: Erika Balser, [email protected] or 301-299-7087, ext. 228
JTS: Tani Schwartz-Herman, [email protected] or 212-678-8996

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