Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Program with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

Rabbi Reuven Kimelman is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. He is a professor of classical rabbinic literature at Brandeis University. He has taught also at the University of Toronto, Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Trinity and Williams colleges, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition, he served as scholar-in-residence of the National Jewish Community Centers Association. Rabbi Kimelman is the author of the Hebrew work, The Mystical Meaning of 'Lekhah Dodi' and 'Kabbalat Shabbat' and three audio books, two on The Moral Meaning of the Bible - the What, How and Why of Biblical Ethics, and one on The Hidden Poetry of the Jewish Prayerbook: The What, How and Why of Jewish Liturgy. Judaic Scholar-in-Residence programs are funded by the Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Endowment Fund, the David Dubin Chair for Judaic Scholars Endowment Fund, and the Sarah and Mel Lubin Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Fund.

Purim Seminar

Bring a bible and join us to debate the important question: “Why should we continue to celebrate Purim?”

Wed, Feb 25
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Pesach Seminar

Bring a Hagaddah and join others in a thoughtful discussion on why the number 4 is so important in the Haggadah.

Wed, Apr 1
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
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Free Nonmember
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Breakfast Study Seminar: The Book of Exodus (Second Half)

Come learn what happened at the revelation at Sinai, the signficance of the order of "The Ten Commandments," what went wrong with the golden calf, and the purpose of the tabernacle.

13 times on Thursdays
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Sep 18 - Jan 22
Except: Sep 25, Oct 9, Oct 16, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Breakfast Study Seminar: The Book of Leviticus

The theme of Leviticus is “You shall be holy.” This seminar will delve into the multiple dimensions of how the theme of holiness is expressed in the ritual intricacies of the priesthood, the sanctuary, purities and impurities, as well as the dictums of loving your neighbor and not seeking revenge. Our focus will be on the interface between ritual and morality.

17 times on Thursdays
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Jan 29 - Jun 4
Except: Mar 5, Apr 9
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies: The Book of Chronicles

Come learn about the book that almost nobody studies. We will focus on its understanding of bilbical history from Adam to Cyrus, its complex understanding of the link between theology and history and its critique of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah.

13 times on Thursdays
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Sep 18 - Jan 22
Except: Sep 25, Oct 9, Oct 16, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies: The Second Book of Chronicles

This seminar will explore the retelling and remolding of biblical history by the Chronicler, focusing specificially on the differences between Chronicles and the rest of the Bible. The Second Chronicle covers the half millennium from Solomon, king of Israel, to Cyrus, king of Persia.

17 times on Thursdays
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Jan 29 - Jun 4
Except: Mar 5, Apr 9
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1418.

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