Great Debates in Judaism

B'nai Israel Congregation

Dates: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Multiple Speakers

The Lenell G. Ammerman Memorial Study Day

The Foundation for Jewish Studies is proud to co-sponsor an “Evening of Learning” with scholars from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America who are traveling to the D.C. area for an intensive learning experience, capped off by an electrifying keynote address by the Chancellor of JTS. Explore some of the great historical and contemporary debates that lie at the heart of Jewish belief, behavior, and practice.

Dr. Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History, “Crises of Identity in 17th Century Amsterdam”
Dr. Jonathan Ray, JTS Fellow and Associate Professor of Theology, Georgetown University, “Mitzvah or Magic? Debates over Amulets, Talismans, and Harnessing the Power of God”
Dr. Nancy Sinkoff, JTS Fellow and Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History at Rutgers University, “Debates on Zionism, Past & Present”
Dr. Arnold M. Eisen, Chancellor of JTS, Keynote Address

Keynote with Chancellor Eisen, from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., is open to the public

Full program, including a light dinner: $36
Kenynote only: no charge.

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B'nai Israel Congregation
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Rockville, MD 20852

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For more information, contact Tani Schwartz-Herman of JTS at [email protected] or (212) 678-8996.


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