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Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Aaron Koller

Friday, March 6, 2020 10 Adar 5780

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Please join us on Shabbat Zachor (March 6-7) when we will welcome Dr. Aaron Koller, as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence.

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 5:35 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM


Speaking Schedule & Topics

Diaspora & Gender in Esther
Friday Night, 8:30 PM

Purim as a Prelude to Passover
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

A Q & A with Dr. Koller
Seudah Shelishit, 5:40 PM

The presentations are free and all are invited.
The dinner is now at capacity. Please email us to be placed on the waiting list. 


Aaron Koller is professor of Near Eastern studies at Yeshiva University, where he is chair of the Beren Department of Jewish Studies. His last book was Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge University Press), and his next is Unbinding Isaac: The Akedah in Jewish Thought (forthcoming from JPS/University of Nebraska Press in 2020); he is also the author of numerous studies in Semitic philology. Aaron has served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and held research fellowships at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research and the Hartman Institute. He lives in Queens, NY with his wife, Shira Hecht-Koller, and their children.


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