Shavuot: Webinar for Rabbis

Date: May 20, 2020 - May 20, 2020

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning for Clergy

Location: Online

Category: Clergy: Continuing Ed

Join JTS for a free webinar for rabbis designed to inspire you in your preparation of Shavuot derashot and teaching this year. This program is offered in collaboration with the Rabbinical Assembly.

Wednesday, May 20, 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Eastern Time

 “Renewing the Covenant, Renewing the World”
presented by Dr. David Kraemer

The holiday of Shavuot, we are told, is about receiving the Torah. But sources show that it is really about building a new world when the old one has been destroyed. Explore the development of the narratives of Shavuot with Prof. Kraemer and discover a model for radical re-imagining, one that celebrates the world being born rather than lamenting the world that has been lost.

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Dr. David Kraemer is Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS. In his scholarship, is particularly interested in literary analysis of rabbinic literature, rabbinic ritual, and the social and religious history of Jews in late antiquity. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of journals, both popular and academic, and he has written many books on Talmud and rabbinic literature. Dr. Kraemer has been involved in Jewish adult education for many years, and has taught widely for such programs as CLAL, the Skirball Center, Me’ah, and JTS community courses.

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