JTS Community Learning

Spring 2016 and Ongoing Community Courses

JTS IN MIDTOWN: BEFORE THE PATHS DIVERGED: ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN JUDAISM AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY
with Dr. Noah Bickart
Three Thursdays at a convenient location near Rockefeller Center

THE TWO TORAHS, OR HOW THE RABBIS REMADE JUDAISM
with Dr. Benjamin Sommer; final session with Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen
Seven Tuesdays at Congregation Or Zarua, New York, NY

JEWISH LAW: HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND CURRENT ISSUES
with Dr. Yedida Eisenstat
Four Mondays at Adath Israel Congregation, Toronto, CANADA

HOW TO READ HOW THE RABBIS READ: A CRASH COURSE IN RABBINIC BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION
with Dr. Yedida Eisenstat
Three Wednesdays at Beth Tzedec Congregation, Toronto, CANADA

FORBIDDEN WISDOM: JEWISH MYSTICISM THROUGH THE AGES  
with Dr. Jonathan Ray
Four Wednesdays at Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, DC

THE JEWISH STATE AND THE JEWISH PROBLEM: ON ZIONISM, ANTI-ZIONISM, AND THE STATE OF THE JEWS 
with Dr. Avinoam Patt
Temple Beth Sholom B'nai Israel, Manchester, CT

SCHOLARS AT SHUL (PDF)
Learn with JTS' outstanding faculty on Sukkot and Shabbat at Congregation Or Zarua
with Rabbi Robert Harris, Dr. David Roskies and Dr. Alan Mintz
No registration required.

JTS GUEST LECTURE SERIES IN COOPERATION WITH CHAI (Cooperative Hebrew Adult Institute)
Dix Hills Jewish Center, Dix Hills NY

Upcoming Community Courses

JTS IN THE BERKSHIRES
Four Fridays: July 8, 22, August 5 and 19. 2016, in Lenox, MA
Watch this page for registration information.

CONTEXT: THE TWO-YEAR PROGRAM
Applications now being accepted for classes beginning Fall 2016.
 

Fall 2015 Community Courses

CONSENSUS AND CONFLICT IN THE AMERICAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE
with Dr. Nancy Sinkoff
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun (Fall 2015)

MAIMONIDES: BETWEEN MUSLIM POWER AND JEWISH SURVIVAL (JPEG)
with Dr. Benjamin Gampel
Bet Torah, Mount Kisco, NY 
(Fall 2015)

HEBREW POETRY OF THE GOLDEN AGE
with Dr. Raymond Scheindlin
Congregation Or Zarua, New York, NY
(Fall 2015)

JTS @ B'NAI SHALOM
with Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Dr. David Kraemer and Rabbi Eliezer Diamond
B'nai Shalom, West Orange, NJ
(Fall/Winter 2015)

WRESTLING WITH DESTRUCTION: THE HOLOCAUST, THE PROBLEM OF EVIL, AND JEWISH MEMORY
with Dr. Avinoam Patt
Congregation Adath Israel, Middletown, CT
(Fall 2015)


FEATURED PAST PROGRAMS

TREASURES FROM THE JTS LIBRARY (PDF)
with Dr. David Kraemer
JTS (Summer 2015 and Fall 2015)

JTS IN MIDTOWN: TECHNOLOGY AND THE TURBULENT SOUL
with Rabbi Daniel Nevins, PhD
Three Thursdays at a convenient location near Rockefeller Center
(Fall 2015)

JTS IN THE BERKSHIRES: HIDDEN HISTORIES
with Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Dr. David Kraemer, Dr. Benjamin Gampel and Dr. Avinoam Patt
Four Fridays at Shakespeare & Co., Lenox, MA (Summer 2015)

WHAT IS THE GOOD LIFE?: HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT IN THE JEWISH TRADITION (PDF)
with Dr. Stephen Garfinkel, Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner, Dr. Eitan Fishbane and Dr. David Kraemer
Congregation B'nai Israel, Millburn, NJ (Spring 2015)

THE JEWISH STATE: FROM VISION TO REALITY  (PDF)
with Dr. David Fishman and Dr. Hillel Gruenberg
JTS
(Fall 2015)

THE SIDDUR: HISTORY, STRUCTURE, THEOLOGY (PDF)
with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond
Congregation B'nai Tikvah, North Brunswick, NJ (Fall 2014)

JTS IN THE BERKSHIRES: GREAT DEBATES (JPEG)
with Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Rabbi David Hoffman, Dr. Marjorie Lehman and Rabbi Eliezer Diamond
Shakespeare & Co., Lenox, MA (Summer 2014)

 

Contact the Community Engagement office for information about Community Courses: lyfeinman@jtsa.edu or (212) 678-8821.