CHAI: the Cooperative Hebrew Adult Institute

Date: Nov 21, 2016

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: New York State

Category: JTS in Your Community

Six-Part Lecture Series With JTS Scholars

Chai: the Cooperative Hebrew Adult Institute is a a multi-synagogue adult education institute held at the Dix Hills Jewish Center in cooperation with the Hereld Institute for Jewish Studies of JTS.

Six Mondays: October 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5
8:30 p.m.
Dix Hills Jewish Center

November 21 Lecture

“Law as Literature: Understanding the Psychological, Theological, and Moral Implications of Leviticus 19,” with Dr. Walter Herzberg, Assistant Professor of Bible and Professional and Pastoral Skills

Leviticus 19 includes several laws that have been used by many universally to provide meaningful life lessons such as “Don’t Put a Stumbling Block before the Blind”; “Rise before an Elder”; and “Fear your Mother and your Father.” Through a close reading of these selected laws, we will begin to uncover some of the ways in which we can integrate a modern literary approach with the study of traditional Jewish commentaries.

The JTS lecture will be preceded by a class with a local clergy member.  


$36 per person for the six weeks of courses and lectures.


Please contact Gail Jospa at for additional information and to learn how to register.

Dix Hills Jewish Center
555 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Session Dates and Speakers

October 31 with Dr. David Kraemer, November 7 with Dr. David Fishman, November 14 with Dr. Robert Harris, November 21 with Dr. Walter Herzberg, November 28 with Rabbi Mychal Springer and December 5 with Dr. Stefanie Siegmund.