The Isidor and Rose Wagner Institute for Leadership Development of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) will host its annual gathering Sunday, April 18, to Monday, April 19, at the Chicagoland Jewish High School (CJHS) in Deerfield.
The Wagner Institute has been a staple of JTS’s continuing education for adults for over fifteen years. Endowed by Nate Wagner and Ruth Braver in 1994, the Wagner Institute held its first gathering that same year. The Wagner Institute provides a dynamic forum for people to explore ancient and modern Jewish texts and traditions with some of the most creative and compelling faculty of JTS. For two days, participants will deepen their Jewish knowledge and experiences by studying texts with some of the world’s leading scholars. Participants will engage in Jewish conversations that will educate, excite, and inspire.
This year’s Wagner Institute faculty will include:
Rabbi Joel Roth, Louis Finkelstein Professor of Talmud and Jewish Law at JTS
Dr. Neil Gillman, Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Jewish Philosophy
Dr. Amy Kalmonofsky, assistant professor of Bible at JTS
Rabbi David Hoffman, lecturer in Department of Talmud, scholar-in-residence at JTS
Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS
Dr. Eitan Fishbane, assistant professor, Department of Jewish Thought at JTS
Rabbi Marc Wolf, vice chancellor and chief development officer at JTS
This 2010 program will be held in partnership with CJHS and will also feature its talented staff and faculty.
Through the generosity of Nathan Wagner and Ruth Braver (the Wagner family), the fees for the program are $72 per participant. This fee includes all texts and program meals (lunch, dinner, and snacks on Sunday, and breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Monday).
For further information about the Wagner Institute and hotel accommodations for participants, please contact Nadine Sasson Cohen, Midwest Region director for JTS, at (312) 606-9086 or email@example.com.