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THIS SHABBAT! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Malka Simkovitch

11/26/2018 05:19:47 PM

Nov26


This Shabbat, Parshat Vayeshev, November 30th - December 1st, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Malka Simkovich, the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as a Core Faculty member of Drisha Institute.

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: Chanuka for Grown-Ups, Joseph as Hero of the Diaspora, and Women's Leadership within Orthodoxy Judaism.

Join us as well on Thursday, November 29th, at 7:00 PM for an evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Simkovich’s new book - Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2018). For more information, please visit the event page.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, November 28th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:10 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 5:30 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:00 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:00 PM
     

 

Speaking Schedule & Topics

"The Chanukah Story, For Grown Ups"
Friday Night, 7:00 PM


"Joseph, Hero of the Diaspora"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"Women's Leadership within Orthodox Judaism:
A Q & A with Dr. Simkovitch"

Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM

 


Dr. Malka Simkovitch

Dr. Malka Simkovich is the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, as well as a Core Faculty member of Drisha Institute. She earned a doctoral degree in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism from Brandeis University and a Masters degree in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University. Malka’s articles have been published in such journals as the Harvard Theological Review and the Journal for the Study of Judaism, as well on online forums such as TheTorah.com, The Lehrhaus, and the Times of Israel. Her first book, The Making of Jewish Universalism: From Exile to Alexandria was published in 2016, and her second book, Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism, was published by the Jewish Publication Society in 2018.  Malka is currently completing a commentary to the book of Zechariah which will be published in 2019 by Liturgical Press. A native of Philadelphia, Malka lives in Skokie, Illinois, with her husband Aaron and their four children.

Tue, December 11 2018 3 Tevet 5779