Sixth Annual JTS Evening of Learning

Date: May 19, 2019

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: Greater Washington, DC

Category: JTS in Your Community

Encountering God: Jewish Conceptions of the Divine

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 5:00–9:00 p.m.


Join JTS scholars to explore what Jewish texts and thought can teach us about how we might understand and experience God, God’s role in Jewish history, and what it means to be in relationship with the divine.

Topics will include:
“Did God Write the Torah—and If Not, Does Torah Still Matter?”
“God as the Oneness of All Being: Reflections on Jewish Mystical Theology”
“God of the Faithful, God of the Faithless: Belief and Doubt in Prayer”
“Demanding or Disengaging: How to Respond When God Turns Away?”

B’nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland
(301) 881-6550

Program Schedule

5:00–5:15 p.m. Registration
5:15–5:45 p.m. Welcome and Keynote over Dinner
5:55–6:55 p.m. Study Session I (break out into smaller groups)
7:05–8:05 p.m. Study Session II (break out into smaller groups)
8:15–9:00 p.m. Closing Session
Facilitated small group reflection led by rabbis and faculty

Program Partners

Adas Israel Congregation
Agudas Achim Congregation
B’nai Israel Congregation
B’nai Shalom of Olney
Beth Sholom Congregation
Congregation Beth Emeth
Congregation B’nai Tzedek
Congregation Beth El
Congregation Har Shalom
Congregation Olam Tikvah
Congregation Sha’are Shalom
The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies
Kehilat Shalom
Kol Shalom
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
Shaare Tefila Congregation
Shaare Torah
Tifereth Israel Congregation
Tikvat Israel Congregation


For more information, please contact Tani Schwartz-Herman at (212) 678-8996 or