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Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World

Dr. Malka Simkovich

Sunday, October 7, 2018

7:00 pm

This course will explore the centuries which bridge the Israelite religion and the normative Judaism of the rabbis, a time when Jews living throughout the Greco-Roman world freely expressed their Jewish pride by integrating aspects of the Greco-Roman world in which they lived and thrived. By exploring Jewish novellas, apocalypses, biblical interpretations, and historical records, we will gain new insight into the lives of the earliest Jews, who wrote religious texts in Antioch, the "gateway to the east;" in Rome, the political capital of the Empire; in Alexandria, the cultural crown jewel of the Greco-Roman world; and in the foothills of the Judean desert.

In partnership with Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue
Location: Skokie Valley, 8825 E Prairie Road, Skokie, IL (Chicagoland Area)

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Suggested Donation: $60 for the series. Click here to make a donation.

Price: $ 0.00

September 2018
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7:30 pm
The Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holidays Lecture Series, Part I
The Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holidays Lecture Series, Part I
Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz
Wednesday, September 5, 7:30 pm

“A Time to Tear and a Time to Mend: Re-Imagining Teshuvah in light of Rabbinic Narratives”

Price: $ 0.00

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6:30 pm
The Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holidays Lecture Series, Part II
The Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holidays Lecture Series, Part II
Rabbi Daniel Fridman
Sunday, September 16, 6:30 pm

“A Day of Expiation: The Essence of Yom Kippur Atones”

Located at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, 125 E 85th St, New York, NY.

Price: $ 0.00

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October 2018
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10:00 am
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

7:00 pm
Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World
Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World
Dr. Malka Simkovich
Four Sundays in October: 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:00 PM

This course will explore the centuries which bridge the Israelite religion and the normative Judaism of the rabbis, a time when Jews living throughout the Greco-Roman world freely expressed their Jewish pride by integrating aspects of the Greco-Roman world in which they lived and thrived. By exploring Jewish novellas, apocalypses, biblical interpretations, and historical records, we will gain new insight into the lives of the earliest Jews, who wrote religious texts in Antioch, the “gateway to the east;” in Rome, the political capital of the Empire; in Alexandria, the cultural crown jewel of the Greco-Roman world; and in the foothills of the Judean desert.

In partnership with Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue
Location: Skokie Valley, 8825 E Prairie Road, Skokie, IL (Chicagoland Area)

Click here for flyer

Suggested Donation: $60 for the series. Click here to make a donation.

Price: $ 0.00

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7:00 pm
Book Salon & Beit Midrash
Book Salon & Beit Midrash
Dr. Shai Secunda
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 PM

Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

Thursday, November 15 , 7:00 PM – The Weight of Ink – Rachel Kadish’s The Weight of Ink (winner of National Jewish Book Award 2017) tells the story of ambitious women who, living in different centuries, both struggle to find their voice. It challenges us to think critically about the lack of women’s access to the written word that has impoverished Jewish learning, and encourages us to imagine what happens when, against the odds, Jewish women begin to write.

Future Dates: December 13.

Click here for flyer

Click here for more information on the Book Salon & Beit Midrash series.

Price: $ 15.00

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10:00 am
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

7:00 pm
Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World
Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World
Dr. Malka Simkovich
Four Sundays in October: 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:00 PM

This course will explore the centuries which bridge the Israelite religion and the normative Judaism of the rabbis, a time when Jews living throughout the Greco-Roman world freely expressed their Jewish pride by integrating aspects of the Greco-Roman world in which they lived and thrived. By exploring Jewish novellas, apocalypses, biblical interpretations, and historical records, we will gain new insight into the lives of the earliest Jews, who wrote religious texts in Antioch, the “gateway to the east;” in Rome, the political capital of the Empire; in Alexandria, the cultural crown jewel of the Greco-Roman world; and in the foothills of the Judean desert.

In partnership with Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue
Location: Skokie Valley, 8825 E Prairie Road, Skokie, IL (Chicagoland Area)

Click here for flyer

Suggested Donation: $60 for the series. Click here to make a donation.

Price: $ 0.00

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10:00 am
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

7:00 pm
Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World
Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World
Dr. Malka Simkovich
Four Sundays in October: 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:00 PM

This course will explore the centuries which bridge the Israelite religion and the normative Judaism of the rabbis, a time when Jews living throughout the Greco-Roman world freely expressed their Jewish pride by integrating aspects of the Greco-Roman world in which they lived and thrived. By exploring Jewish novellas, apocalypses, biblical interpretations, and historical records, we will gain new insight into the lives of the earliest Jews, who wrote religious texts in Antioch, the “gateway to the east;” in Rome, the political capital of the Empire; in Alexandria, the cultural crown jewel of the Greco-Roman world; and in the foothills of the Judean desert.

In partnership with Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue
Location: Skokie Valley, 8825 E Prairie Road, Skokie, IL (Chicagoland Area)

Click here for flyer

Suggested Donation: $60 for the series. Click here to make a donation.

Price: $ 0.00

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7:30 pm
The Sefat Emet on the Torah
The Sefat Emet on the Torah

Location: Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
The class will meet on Mondays October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26.

5 Mondays: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19.

Price: $ 150.00

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10:00 am
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

7:00 pm
Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World
Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World
Dr. Malka Simkovich
Four Sundays in October: 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:00 PM

This course will explore the centuries which bridge the Israelite religion and the normative Judaism of the rabbis, a time when Jews living throughout the Greco-Roman world freely expressed their Jewish pride by integrating aspects of the Greco-Roman world in which they lived and thrived. By exploring Jewish novellas, apocalypses, biblical interpretations, and historical records, we will gain new insight into the lives of the earliest Jews, who wrote religious texts in Antioch, the “gateway to the east;” in Rome, the political capital of the Empire; in Alexandria, the cultural crown jewel of the Greco-Roman world; and in the foothills of the Judean desert.

In partnership with Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue
Location: Skokie Valley, 8825 E Prairie Road, Skokie, IL (Chicagoland Area)

Click here for flyer

Suggested Donation: $60 for the series. Click here to make a donation.

Price: $ 0.00

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7:30 pm
The Sefat Emet on the Torah
The Sefat Emet on the Torah

Location: Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
The class will meet on Mondays October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26.

5 Mondays: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19.

Price: $ 150.00

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November 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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10:00 am
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

7:30 pm
The Renee and Alexander Bohm Memorial Lecture
The Renee and Alexander Bohm Memorial Lecture
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
November 4, 7:30 pm

Sponsored by their grandchildren, Elissa Shay Ordan and Daniel J. Ordan

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag on
Holidays and Theology in the Biblical Calendar: From a ‘Holy Land’ to a ‘Holy People’
Co-sponsored by Lincoln Square Synagogue
180 Amsterdam Avenue
Free and open to the public

Price: $ 0.00

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7:30 pm
The Sefat Emet on the Torah
The Sefat Emet on the Torah

Location: Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
The class will meet on Mondays October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26.

5 Mondays: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19.

Price: $ 150.00

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10:00 am
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

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7:30 pm
The Sefat Emet on the Torah
The Sefat Emet on the Torah

Location: Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
The class will meet on Mondays October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26.

5 Mondays: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19.

Price: $ 150.00

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7:00 pm
Book Salon & Beit Midrash
Book Salon & Beit Midrash
Dr. Shai Secunda
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 PM

Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

Thursday, November 15 , 7:00 PM – The Weight of Ink – Rachel Kadish’s The Weight of Ink (winner of National Jewish Book Award 2017) tells the story of ambitious women who, living in different centuries, both struggle to find their voice. It challenges us to think critically about the lack of women’s access to the written word that has impoverished Jewish learning, and encourages us to imagine what happens when, against the odds, Jewish women begin to write.

Future Dates: December 13.

Click here for flyer

Click here for more information on the Book Salon & Beit Midrash series.

Price: $ 15.00

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10:00 am
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

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7:30 pm
The Sefat Emet on the Torah
The Sefat Emet on the Torah

Location: Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
The class will meet on Mondays October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26.

5 Mondays: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19.

Price: $ 150.00

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7:00 pm
Malka Simkovich Book Launch Event
Malka Simkovich Book Launch Event
Malka Simkovich Book Launch
November 29th, 7:00 PM

Co-Sponsored and hosted by Sixth Street Community Synagogue and in collaboration with The Jewish Publication Society
November 29th, 7:00 PM
Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 East Sixth Street

A special evening of celebration with keynote talks by Dr. Malka Simkovich and Dr. Lawrence Schiffman , celebrating the publication of Dr. Simkovich’s new book, Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories that Shaped Early Judaism (Philadelphia: JPS, 2018)

Price: $

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December 2018
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A special Yom Iyyun event co-sponsored by Drisha, 929 English , NYU-Bronfman , Shalhevet at NYU , and Sefaria.
A special Yom Iyyun event co-sponsored by Drisha, 929 English , NYU-Bronfman , Shalhevet at NYU , and Sefaria.
Yom Iyun
Sunday December 2, 9:30 AM

A special Yom Iyyun event co-sponsored by Drisha, 929 English , NYU-Bronfman , Shalhevet at NYU , and Sefaria
Featuring Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks , and educators from all sponsoring organizations.
Sunday December 2, 9:30 AM
New York University
Details forthcoming

Price: $

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Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

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10:00 am
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

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7:00 pm
Book Salon & Beit Midrash
Book Salon & Beit Midrash
Dr. Shai Secunda
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 PM

Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

Thursday, November 15 , 7:00 PM – The Weight of Ink – Rachel Kadish’s The Weight of Ink (winner of National Jewish Book Award 2017) tells the story of ambitious women who, living in different centuries, both struggle to find their voice. It challenges us to think critically about the lack of women’s access to the written word that has impoverished Jewish learning, and encourages us to imagine what happens when, against the odds, Jewish women begin to write.

Future Dates: December 13.

Click here for flyer

Click here for more information on the Book Salon & Beit Midrash series.

Price: $ 15.00

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10:00 am
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

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10:00 am
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua
Rabbi David Silber
Sundays: 11 Sessions

In this class we will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective. Through this study, we will explore core biblical questions: what does it mean to be a disciple, and how can a student turn into a teacher? Can anyone replace Moses? Does Joshua fulfill the Torah’s commands about conquest of the land? What can this teach us about war and the possibility of peace?

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

11 sessions:
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Price: $ 275.00

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January 2019
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7:30 pm
Nathaniel Berman Book Launch Lecture
Nathaniel Berman Book Launch Lecture
Dr. Nathaniel Berman
January 15, 7:30 pm

“Why Should Modern Jews Care About Ancient Mysticism?”
Celebrating the publication of Dr. Berman’s new book, Divine and Demonic in the Poetic Mythology of the Zohar: The “Other Side” of Kabbalah (Leiden: Brill, 2018)
January 15, 7:30 pm
The Culture Center ( 410 Columbus Ave , at W 80th St)

Price: $

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7:00 pm
The Zohar for Modern Jews
The Zohar for Modern Jews
Dr. Nathaniel Berman
Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30pm

Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

4 sessions: January 22, 29, February 5, 12

Price: $ 100.00

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7:00 pm
The Zohar for Modern Jews
The Zohar for Modern Jews
Dr. Nathaniel Berman
Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30pm

Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

4 sessions: January 22, 29, February 5, 12

Price: $ 100.00

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February 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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7:00 pm
The Zohar for Modern Jews
The Zohar for Modern Jews
Dr. Nathaniel Berman
Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30pm

Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

4 sessions: January 22, 29, February 5, 12

Price: $ 100.00

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7:00 pm
The Zohar for Modern Jews
The Zohar for Modern Jews
Dr. Nathaniel Berman
Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30pm

Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

4 sessions: January 22, 29, February 5, 12

Price: $ 100.00

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7:30 pm
The 20th Annual Rapoport Memorial Lecture
The 20th Annual Rapoport Memorial Lecture
Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz
March 28, Details forthcoming

Dr. Sarit Kattan-Gribetz
March 28, Details forthcoming
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
125 East 85th Street
Free and open to the public

Price: $ 0.00

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