Calendar Archive

The Foundation for Jewish Studies Programs

Holiday Weekend Study Retreats

The Distinguished Scholar Series

Lunch & Learn Bible Study Groups

Bible Study Center

Weekend Study Retreats

Labor Day Study Retreat: August 31-September 1, 2008
Martin Buber and the Post-Holocaust Renewal of Faith
Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman, Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Jewish Studies, Rabbi Emeritus of Washington Hebrew Congregation

The Distinguished Scholar Series

March 6, 2008
The Ecstasy and the Agony of our False Messiahs: Shabbetai Zevi and Jacob Frank
Prof. Rachel Elior, Hebrew University, Professor of Jewish Philosophy

March 19, 2008
Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewry” “The Rise and Evolution of Hasidism
Prof. Glenn Dynner, Department of Religion, Sarah Lawrence College

April 3, 2008
The Mystical Messiah: Shabbtai Zevi and the Crises of Rabbinic Authority
Prof. David Ruderman, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania

May 15th, 2008
The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare's Jews and their Cultural Context
Prof. Lindsay Kaplan, Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University

May 22, 2008
Has Modern Jewish Thought Recovered From the Shock of the Holocaust?
Professor Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University

Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Forgotten Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands
Professor Naomi Gale, Schusterman Visiting Professor, Center for Israel Studies, AmericanUniversity

November 6, 2008
Violence, Peace and the Ethics of Judaism: Ancient Texts and Modern Dilemmas
Prof. Robert Eisen, Director of Judaic Studies, George Washington University

November 13, 2008
Yehudah Amichai: Love’s Melancholy and the Poetry of History
Dr. (and Rabbi) William Cutter, Director of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism And Health, Hebrew Union College-

November 20, 2008
War and the Jewish Tradition
Prof. Michael Walzer, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

Lunch & Learn Bible Study Groups

Downtown Lunch & Learn

The Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street, NW.
(Chinatown metro stop on the Red Line)

September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2008
Four Approaches to Interpreting the Torah: Rashi, Ba’al Ha’turim, Malbim, and Aviva Zornberg
Ben Mintz

October 16, 23, 30, 2008
Torah Readings for the Holiday Season: Why We Read What We Read
Rabbi Joel Tessler

November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 2008
King David: The Women of His Life
Rabbi Max Ticktin


Rockville Lunch & Learn

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD
301-881-0100

September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2008
Rabbinic Views of Humility and Hubris
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman

THURSDAYS October 16, 23, 30, 2008
Coping Skills in the Bible and Applying them in Today’s World
Aviva Tessler

CANCELLED
October 29, November 5, 12, 19
, 2008
The Journey from Sukkot to Thanksgiving
Avi West

November 26, December 3, 10, 17, 2008
Questions that Matter
Erica Brown


Northern Virginia Lunch & Learn

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (library)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA
703-323-0880

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2008
Messengers of G-d by Elie Wiesel

Rabbi Bruce Aft

October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2008
Hebrew Prophets’ Timeless Teaching: Hosea, Amos, Micah, and Isaiah’s Common Focus

John Rybicki

December 2, 9, 16, 2008
Our Matriarch’s Voices through Midrash

Rabbi David Kalender
Note: Class will be taught from 12:15-1:45 pm

Bible Study Center

Bible Study Center
10:30 – 12 noon

Feb. 17, 2008
(Ki Tissa) Ex. 30:11-34:35

Feb. 24, 2008
(vaYakhel) Ex. 35:1-38:20

Mar. 2, 2008
(P’kudey) Ex 38:21-40:38
[Shabbat Sh’kalim – Ex. 30:11-16; Rosh Hodesh – Num. 28:9-15]

Mar. 9, 2008
(vaYikra) Lev. 1:1-5:26
[Shabbat Zachr – 25:17-19]

Mar. 16, 2008
(Tzav) Lev. 6:1-8:36

Mar. 23, 2008
(Sh’mini) Lev. 9:1-11:47
[Shabbat Para – Num. 19:1-22]

Mar. 30, 2008
(Tazria) Lev. 12:1-13:59
[Sahbbat haHodesh – Ex. 12:1-20]

Apr. 6, 2008
(M’tzora) Lev. 14:1-15:33

Apr. 13, 2008
(Aharey mot) Lev. 16:1-18:30
[Shabbat haGadol]

May 4, 2008
(Emor) Lev.21:1- 24:23

May 11, 2008
(b’Har) Lev. 25:1- 26:2

May 18, 2008
(b’Hukkotai) Lev. 26:3- 27:34

June 1, 2008
(Naso) Num. 4:21 – 7:89

June 8, 2008
(b’haalot’kha) Num. 8:1 – 12:16

June15, 2008
(Sh’lah L’kha) Num. 13:1 – 15:41

June 22, 2008
(Korah) Num. 16:1 – 18:32

June 29, 2008
(Hukkat) Num. 19:1 – 22:1