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THIS SHABBAT! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. David Bernstein

10/16/2018 12:17:16 PM


This week, on Shabbat Lekh Lekha, October 19th-20th, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. David Bernstein, the Dean of the Pardes Institue of Jewish Studies, an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a thought-provoking series of talks and discussions on pluralism, uncertainty, and a variety of contemporary issues.

Reservations for the dinner should be made by Wednesday, October 17th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:55 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 7:30 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 9:00 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 5:30 PM


Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Living in an Uncertain World"
Friday Night, 9:00 PM

"Family Feud: What the Relationship of
Avraham & Lot Might Say to a Divided Community

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

Q & A with Dr. Bernstein
Seudah Shelishit, 5:30 PM


Dr. David Bernstein

Dr. David Bernstein holds a B.A. and M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Religious Education from New York University. He also attended Yeshivat HaMivtar.

David has been the Dean of Pardes since 1998. Previously, he was the director of Midreshet Lindenbaum, popularly known as Brovender’s, for 12 years. David was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel School for Jewish Education in Jerusalem from 1996-1998. Before making Aliyah in 1984, David was the director of informal education at the Ramaz Upper School in New York City, where he created and taught a 2-year curriculum integrating world and Jewish history.

Tue, December 11 2018 3 Tevet 5779