A conservative, egalitarian synagogue

Scholar-in-Residence

THE ARTHUR S. WEINSTOCK

SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE WEEKEND

Friday evening through Saturday evening,
May 9-10, 2014

 


 

"READING THE TORAH THROUGH
THE PRISM OF MIDRASH:
WHAT THE BIBLE CAN TEACH US
IN OUR STRUGGLES AS HUMAN BEINGS
"

featuring

NORMAN COHEN,

Professor and Rabbi 


Join us for any or all of the following: 

  • Friday night, May 9 at 8:30 pm  

following Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:45 pm and
Shabbat Dinner at 7:30 pm
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HINENI:
RESPONDING TO THOSE WHOM WE LOVE

 

  • Shabbat morning, May 10

    following Shabbat morning services from 9 am-12 noon  

D'VAR TORAH:
JACOB, THE NEWEST LINK IN THE CHAIN OF TRADITION:
HOLDING THE KEY TO OUR FUTURE

 

  • Shabbat afternoon, May 10 at 1:00 pm (following Kiddush) 

ABRAHAM'S JOURNEY FROM HARAN TO MORIAH:
THE JOURNEY OF EVERY FAMILY

 

  • Saturday evening, May 10 at 7:15 pm  

   (Minhah at 6:45 pm and Ma'ariv at 8:00 pm)
   Seudah Shelishit with Rabbi Cohen at 7:15 pm

CAIN & ABEL:
OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS


Norman CohenDr. Norman J. Cohen serves as Professor of Midrash at the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). He served as Provost of HUC-JIR from 1996 through 2009 and as Dean of the New York campus from 1988-1996. He was ordained by HUC-JIR in 1971 and received his Ph.D. from HUC-JIR in the field of Midrash, which is his area of interest. He has written several books, including most recently, Masking and Unmasking Ourselves: Interpreting Biblical Texts on Clothing and Identity (2012). He participated in Bill Moyer's PBS-TV series, "Genesis."  More information can be found at http://huc.edu/faculty/faculty/cohenn.html.

Rabbi Cohen will be referring to the following books, which he has authored,  throughout the weekend:

Hineini in our Lives   

Masking and Unmasking Ourselves

The Way into Torah  

Self, Struggle and Change