Friday, February 20, 6:15 p.m. Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m. Dinner and discussion
Friday dinner $36 for Beth Israel members, $45 for nonmembers
Saturday, February 21, 8:30 a.m. Torah study; 10:00 a.m. Minyan service; Noon Catered lunch; 12:45 p.m. Study session
Saturday lunch and study session $20 for Beth Israel members, $30 for nonmembers
Sunday, February 22, 9:00 a.m. Registration; 9:30 a.m. Brunch; 10:00 a.m. Study session
Sunday brunch and study session $10 for Beth Israel members, $15 for nonmembers
We are delighted to host Professor Leah Hochman as Beth Israel’s 2015 Scholar in Residence. Dr. Hochman currently teaches classes in medieval and modern philosophy, American Judaism, modern history, food ethics, Jewish identity and Jewish literature at the University of Southern California and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. In addition to her academic pursuits and teaching schedule, she directs the Louchheim School for Judaic Studies at the University of Southern California
While Dr. Hochman’s research for her post-doctoral degree focused on German-Jewish intellectual history and Moses Mendelssohn in particular, her range and depth of scholarship have made her an engaging speaker on a myriad of subjects on contemporary Jewish literature, Jewish identity, and the academic study of Judaism. Whether discussing how we can develop our own theology or Jewish aesthetic sensibilities about what constitutes beauty in our culture, Dr. Hochman’s exciting and compelling presentations will illumine our understanding of what it means to be Jewish.
Please RSVP at least one week in advance.
Sponsor: Adult Learners Network