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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"
Friday Night, 7:00 PM

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

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 an Orthodox Jewish scholar whose research focuses on the intersection of Second Temple Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism, and Early Christianity. Her articles have been published in Harvard Theological Review and the Journal for the Study of Judaism, and her book, The Making of Jewish Universalism: From Exile to Alexandria was published in 2016. Her upcoming book, Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Stories and Scriptures That Shaped Early Judaism, will be published by the Jewish Publication Society in 2018. Much of Malka’s research focuses on the Jewish universalist literature that emerged in the late Second Temple period, which was influenced by Stoic thought and in turn served as an influence for early followers of Jesus. Malka is a contributor to and, and lectures widely at conferences and synagogues throughout the United States. A native of Philadelphia, Malka lives in Skokie, Illinois, with her husband Aaron and their four children.




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