Dr. David Kraemer and Rabbi Noah Bickart at Dix Hills Jewish Center

Date: May 02, 2016 - Jun 06, 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community | Off Campus Courses

Location: Long Island

Category: JTS in Your Community

CHAI Adult Education Institute

This multi-synagogue Adult Education Institute, held at the Dix Hills Jewish Center, brings in-depth Jewish learning to the Long Island community in an accessible and engaging way for participants with a wide range of Jewish knowledge. As part of a five week course and lecture program on Monday evenings, participants will have the choice to study with one clergy member from one of the sponsoring congregations. Following each class and a short break for minyan and coffee, the multiple courses will join together to hear a weekly lecture from a visiting guest scholar, two of which are members of our own JTS faculty.

  • May 2, Opening Lecture: “Judaism on Our Responsibility for the World,” with Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic, JTS
  • June 6, Closing Lecture: “How the Talmud Became the Talmud,” with Rabbi Noah Bickart, PhD, Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS

Three additional scholars from other institutions will speak on the intervening dates.

Dates and Times

Five Mondays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, and June 6, 2016
7:30–9:45 p.m.


  • $36 for five week course and lectures;
  • $18 for members of partnering synagogues with children in Nursery or Religious Schools


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

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In partnership with Dix Hills Jewish Center, East Northport Jewish Center, Huntington Jewish Center, North Shore Jewish Center, South Huntington Jewish Center, Temple Beth Chai of Hauppauge, Temple Beth David of Commack, Temple Beth Sholom of Smithtown, Temple Beth El of Huntington

CHAI Institute is co-sponsored by the Hereld Institute for Jewish Studies at JTS.