The extraordinary opportunity to meet and study with some of the leading scholars in the Conservative Movement will take place during Shabbat and Slichot services on Friday and Saturday, September 7-8. The special weekend of programming is being sponsored by The Jewish Theological Seminary and the Conservative synagogues of Metropolitan Atlanta.
At Friday evening and Shabbat morning services, JTS scholars will teach at six area synagogues. On Saturday evening at 9:15, the community will come together for Havdalah at Congregation B’nai Torah in Sandy Springs followed by breakout learning sessions with the JTS scholars and refreshments. The evening will culminate with the keynote address by Rabbi Mychal Springer, who will discuss “Forgiving as a Path or Wholeness.”
The JTS scholars* include: Rabbi David Hoffman, scholar-in-residence; Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, dean, Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies, Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, assistant professor of Bible; Dr. Shira Epstein, assistant professor of Jewish Education, Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, rabbinic fellow; and Rabbi Springer, associate dean of The Rabbinical School.
Further information is available by contacting Billie Di Stefano at (212) 678-8992.
Editors/Reporters: For further information or to schedule interviews with the guest rabbis, please contact Sherry S. Kirschenbaum in the Department of Communications at (212) 678–8953.
*JTS scholars will teach at the following synagogues on September 7-8. (For further information please contact individual synagogues.)
Rabbi Mychal Springer, Ahavath Achim, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta (404) 355-5222
Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Shearith Israel, 1180 University Drive NE, Atlanta (404) 873-1743
Rabbi David Hoffman, Congregation B’nai Torah, 700 Mount Vernon Highway, NE, Sandy Springs (404) 257-0537
Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Or Hadash (Services to be held at Sandy Springs Christian Church) 301 Johnson Ferry Road NW, Atlanta (404) 250-3338
Dr. Shira Epstein, Beth Shalom, 5303 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody (770) 399-5300
Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Pkwy, Marietta (770) 973-0137
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