Auschwitz or Sinai: Israel and the Culture of Memory
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
Berenson Hall
Hebrew College

Last in the Rabbi David Hartman Lecture Series. Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, will explore the meaning of the Holocaust in contemporary discourse on Israel and how our language and metaphors inform both our political sensibilities and the aspirations we hold for Zionism and the State of Israel.

Co-sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.

Sixth Annual GISHA Conference
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
— Monday, May 5, 2014 - 3:00pm
Hebrew College
$135/1 day; $225/2 days

The Center for Jewish Special Education at Hebrew College presents the sixth annual GISHA Conference, "The Inclusion Capacity: Building Capacity for Inclusivity in Jewish Education." Kenote presentations at this two-day event include "We Are All in This Together: Why Inclusion Matters," with Lisa Friedman, co-director of education at Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, N.J., and Meredith Englander Polsky, director of training and advocacy at Matan in New York City, and "Let's Talk About It: An Atypical View of Living in a Typical World," with Sam Gelfand, a 16-year-old living with Asperger's. For more information, contact Eydie Balsam, coordinator of special education at the Center for Jewish Special Education, at

Celebrate: Jewish Learning and Leadership
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:00pm
Gann Academy
Waltham, Mass.

Join us for a memorable evening of celebration, recognition and friendship, marking the 10th anniversary of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. The evening's honorees include Rabbi Arthur Green and Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld; Rabbi Or Rose and Professor Jennifer Peace; and Deborah and Ron Feinstein. More information.

What Do We Mean When We Say God?
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
Berenson Hall
Hebrew College

In this interactive presentation, Rabbi Or Rose, director of the Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College, will lead a discussion on several modern and contemporary Jewish presentations of God. How do these sources build upon and depart from earlier Jewish understandings of the Divine, exploring the contexts — social, religious, political, etc. — in which they were composed. More important, we will ask ourselves which — if any — of these materials we find resonant in our ongoing search for meaning. This event is part of the Gilman Lecture Series.