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The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies

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...

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...