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The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies

Jul 1, 2019

Speaker: Rabbi Arthur Green
Series: Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Location: Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA

In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question “Why be Jewish?” What in this religious and ethnic legacy is worth preserving? Does Judaism...


Jun 20, 2019

Session #2
Speaker: Rabbi Arthur Green
Series: Day of Learning
Date: Monday, May 27, 2019
Location: Kehilat Shalom, Gaithersburg, MD

An in-depth look into modern day Hasidism with Rabbi Arthur Green. Through lectures and text study, learn about traditional Hasidism, and how it is being interpreted and practiced today.


May 8, 2019

Speaker: Dr. Geraldine Gudefin
Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Speaker Series
Location: Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, MD
Date: April 28, 2019

Bordeaux, as most Americans know, is one of the most important wine regions of France. Less known is the fact that for several centuries, Bordeaux and its...


Mar 12, 2019

Speaker: Professor Pamela Nadell 
Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Speaker Series
Location: JCC of Northern Virginia
Date: February 6, 2019
This lecture was also given on March 11, 2019 at Kol Shalom in Rockville, Maryland. 

In her groundbreaking new history, Pamela Nadell asks what does it mean to be a...


Jan 22, 2019

Speaker: Professor Jonathan D. Sarna
Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Speaker Series
Location: Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, MD
Date: November 11, 2018

The first U.S. President who actively sought to attract support from Jewish voters was none other than Abraham Lincoln. Renowned historian Jonathan...