JTS Presents Queens Hereld Day of Learning on Hanukkah

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

December 9, 2008, Hollis Hills, NY

The community is invited to learn about little-known aspects of Hanukkah at the Queens Hereld Institute Day of Learning sponsored by The Jewish Theological Seminary. The program will take place on Sunday, December 14, at the Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike in Hollis Hills, New York. JTS gratefully acknowledges the Hereld Family Foundation for support of this program.

The event will begin with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. The keynote address, “From Darkness into Light: The Untold Story of Hanukkah,” will be given at 10:00 a.m. by Rabbi David Hoffman, a lecturer in the Department of Talmud and Rabbinics and scholar-in-residence in the Department of Institutional Advancement at JTS. The address will be followed by breakout sessions with Rabbi David Wise of the Hollis Hills Jewish Center and Rabbi Albert Thaler of Temple Gates of Prayer in Flushing, New York.

Dr. Eitan Fishbane, assistant professor in the Department of Jewish Thought at JTS, will discuss “Light of the Soul: The Mystical Meaning of Hanukkah” at a Lunch and Learn at noon. Breakout sessions will be led by Rabbi Gary Greene of the Marathon Jewish Community Center, Douglaston, New York, and Rabbi Manes Kogan of Hillcrest Jewish Center, Flushing, New York.

Registration is required. A donation of $5 is recommended. All monies collected will be donated to City Harvest. For more information, or to register, please contact Bonnie Epstein or Gwynne Wicks at (516) 496-9525.