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LAST CALL TO RSVP! Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Malka Simkovich

11/28/2018 01:53:28 PM

Nov28


THIS Shabbat, Parshat Vayeshev, November 30th - December 1st, we welcome as our Shabbat Scholar, 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, followed by a lecture on 'The Chanuka Story, for Grown-Ups'. And join us on Shabbat day as Dr. Simkovich speaks on 'Joseph, Hero of the Diaspora', and 'Women's Leadership within Orthodoxy Judaism' (see schedule below).

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by today, 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. Simkovich"

Seudah Shelishit, 4:00 PM

 


Dr. Malka Simkovich

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.

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