JTS in the Berkshires: The Other in Jewish Texts and Traditions

Date: Jul 22, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: Massachusetts

Category: JTS in Your Community

Join JTS scholars as they explore Jewish attitudes toward members of different faiths as well as the marginalized within our own communities. Enjoy university-level instruction and stimulating discussions in sessions that ask: what is our obligation to those we perceive as different? How have Jews challenged the norms of the community from within?  

Fridays, July 22, August 5, August 19
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

July 22

“Redrawing the Boundary Between Jew and Other: Maimonides on Faith”
Rabbi David Hoffman, Vice Chancellor and Chief Advancement Officer

August 5

“Approaching the Other: Reflections on Current Jewish Interreligious Dialogue”
Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Nathan and Janet Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies

August 19

“Heresy and Community: The Case of Baruch Spinoza”
Dr. Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History


Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, Massachusetts


$25 per session; $85 for all four


For More Information

Contact Lynn Feinman at (212) 678-8821 or lyfeinman@jtsa.edu.

Attendees receive 20 percent off package stays of two nights or more at Canyon Ranch. Call 1(800) 742-9000 and mention The Jewish Theological Seminary to reserve. 

Presented in partnership with Knesset Israel and in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires