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NEXT SHABBAT: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Benny Brown

12/02/2019 04:06:20 PM


Next week, on Shabbat Vayishlach, December 13-14, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Benny Brown, a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, and one of today's leading scholars of contemporary Orthodox thought and ideology, especially Ultra-Orthodoxy.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and join us as well over Shabbat for a series of presentations and discussions on a variety of topics including contemporary ideologies of Chanukah and modern Ultra-Orthodoxy.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Tuesday, December 10th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:10 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 5:45 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:30 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:15 PM


Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Chanukah Ideologies"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM

Shabbat Morning, 10:45 AM

"Modern Ultra-Orthodoxy: A Q & A with Dr. Brown"
Seudah Shelishit, 4:20 PM


  Dr. Benny Brown

Dr. Benjamin Brown is an Israeli professor, researcher of Jewish thought, a lecturer at the Department of Jewish thought at Hebrew University and a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute. Dr. Brown is known for his studies on Orthodox Judaism, especially the ultra-Orthodox community, from the theological, Jewish-legal and historical perspectives.  Among other topics, he was the first to trace the development of the concept Daas Torah and its various usages in the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) world. In addition, he published many papers about Halakhah, the Musar movement, and the Hasidic movement.

Fri, November 27 2020 11 Kislev 5781