Sukkot: Webinar for Rabbis

Date: Oct 19, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016

Time: Noon - 1:15 P.M.

Sponsor: Holidays | Online Learning for Clergy

Location: Online

Category: Clergy: Continuing Ed Holidays & Prayer Online Learning

Join JTS for a free webinar for rabbis designed to inspire you in your preparation of Sukkot derashot and teaching this year.

Sukkot and Kohelet: A time to rejoice or a time to agonize?

Kohelet’s weighty themes can seem out of place during zeman simhatenu. Some suggest that it was selected simply as the “leftover” after the other megillot were matched with other holidays, but we will explore how the book can in fact be understood as reinforcing the emotions and themes of Sukkot in powerful ways.

This webinar is presented by Dr. Stephen Garfinkel. 

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Dr. Stephen Garfinkel is associate provost and assistant professor of Bible and Its Interpretation at JTS. He previously served as a visiting faculty member at Yale University and Hunter College and as dean of The Graduate School of JTS. While serving as educational coordinator for United Synagogue Youth, Dr. Garfinkel wrote or edited more than 15 books on Jewish education. His academic publications include several on the book of Kohelet. Dr. Garfinkel was ordained at JTS and received his PhD from Columbia University.

For more information, please contact Rabbi Tim Bernard, JTS director of digital learning and engagement: (212) 678-8908 or