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Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Malka Simkovich

Friday, November 30, 2018 22 Kislev 5779

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Please join us on Shabbat Vayeshev (November 30 - December 1) when we will welcome Dr. Malka Simkovich, as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence.

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:10 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 5:30 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

The presentations are free and all are invited.

Reservations for the dinner are required (see below to register).


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, 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 StoriesThat 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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