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The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies

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...


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...