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The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies

Nov 21, 2019

Speaker: Jeremiah Unterman, Resident Scholar, Herzl Institute, Jerusalem
Series: Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series
November 5, 2019 at Etz Hayim Congregation, Arlington, VA
November 6, 2019 at Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac, MD 

The Hebrew Bible radically changed the course of ethical thought and came to...

Oct 2, 2019

Speaker: Avi West
Series: Jewish Enrichment
Date: September 17, 2019
Location: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 

In this fall session, we explore the universal themes of creation/stewardship, redemption and forgiveness, gratitude, and what's really important in life. We will then see how...

Sep 23, 2019

Speaker: Nadine Epstein
Series: Jewish Enrichment
Date: September 11, 2019
Location: Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC

Nadine Epstein shares her efforts to discover her family that had vanished over many generations. She utilized genealogical sleuthing, DNA and genetic testing, as well...

Sep 23, 2019

Speaker: Rabbi Seth Bernstein
Series: Jewish Enrichment
Location: Leisure World, Silver Spring, MD
Date: September 10, 2019

More and more often, Jewish communities are experiencing crises that were unthinkable twenty years ago (e.g. Chabad of Poway, Tree of Life in Pittsburgh). While most of these tragedies make the...

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...