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The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies

Mar 5, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Erica Brown
Series: Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series
Date: February 26, 2020
Location: Kemp Mill Synagogue, Silver Spring, MD

Unstable governance. Material affluence. Royal intrigue. This text-based, interactive presentation will examine key moments of transformation in the Book of Esther, and parallel...

Feb 5, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Ori Soltes, Goldman Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts at Georgetown University
Series: Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series
Date: January 15, 2020
Location: Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD 

As Judaism has evolved through the centuries, it has encountered diverse challenges to its survival,...

Jan 20, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Marcia Rozenblit, Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor Jewish History, University of Maryland
Series: Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series
Date: December 11, 2019
Location: Kehilat Pardes, Rockville, MD 

Noted historian Dr. Marsha Rozenblit will share her insights into the plight of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany and...

Jan 20, 2020

Speaker: Rabbi Jack Luxemburg, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Ami, Rockville MD
Series: Jewish Enrichment
Date: December 18, 2019
Location: Bender JCC, Rockville, MD

Hanukkah is a powerful expression of Jewish values at times of difficulty and darkness. This is true whether in terms of the season, critical moments in...

Jan 2, 2020

Speaker: Rodger Kamenetz
Series: Jewish Enrichment
Date: December 8, 2019
Location: Bender JCC, Rockville

Professor Rodger Kamenetz shares what he learned about Judaism from the Dalai Lama. His book, The Jew in the Lotus describes the historic dialogue between rabbis and the XIV Dalai Lama as a lively, funny and...