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Fall 2019 Faculty On the Road

Learning at Hebrew College is a unique experience, just ask anyone who has stepped into the Bet Midrash or attended an on-line class. But our faculty go beyond our classrooms to bring compelling, relevant and creative ideas to your community built on our Jewish tradition and a pluralistic perspective. We share our love of Torah, commitment to communal and social responsibility, and spiritual and cultural creativity to ask and provide a framework to help guide answers to the most challenging questions of our tradition and of our time. Our faculty inspire, enlighten and entertain.

Hebrew College faculty members will be speaking and teaching at synagogues, conferences, or institutions across Greater Boston, North America and beyond this fall. Below, find a sample of programs near you in the coming months.


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OCTOBER

Who: Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President, Hebrew College

Where: Temple Beth Zion, Brookline, MA

When: October 19, 2019 at 7 p.m.

What: Installation of Rabbi Claudia Krieman as Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Zion


Who: Rabbi Dan Judson, Dean, Rabbinical School

Where: University of Rhode Island

When: October 29, , 2019 at 7 p.m.

What: Lecture. “Religion in America Colloquium: Judaism Today.” Part of a series of university lectures on the major issues in contemporary American religious life.


Who: Rachel Raz, Director, Early Childhood Institute, and Linna Ettinger, Assistant Director, Early Childhood Institute

Where: Gann Academy, Waltham, MA

When: October 31, 2019; 2-4 p.m.

What: Israel Education Community of Practice. The Israel Education Community of Practice is comprised of professionals and educators who are working in the field of Israel Education for all ages. Israel CoP members are invited to share Israel Education practices and resources with each other.


NOVEMBER

Who: Rabbi Michael Shire, Chief Academic Officer; Dean, Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education

Where: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, Toronto, Canada

When: November 1-2, 2019

What: Religious Education Association Annual Meeting, Leading the initiative on “Global and public life: and the Shabbat experience.”


Who: Rabbi Michael Shire, Chief Academic Officer; Dean, Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education

Where: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

When: November 3, 2019

What:  Panelist at Collaborative for Spirituality in Education 2019 Conference: The Spiritual Core of The Whole Child, The Next Wave in K-12 Education.


Who: Rabbi Arthur Green, Rector, Rabbinical School

Where: Hebrew College

When: November 3, 2019

What: Neo-Hasidic Festival. A Celebration of the appearance of Rabbi Arthur Green’s and Dr.Ariel Mayse’s two volume book A New Hasidism, featuring lectures, seminars, meditation, and an evening concert.


Who: Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President, Hebrew College

Where: Gann Academy, Waltham, MA

When: November 10, 2019

What: Installation of Dr. Dalia Hochman as Head of School at Gann Academy


Who: Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President, Hebrew College

Where: Newark, NJ

When: November 17, 2019

What: Panelist at a Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America conference on “What is the Relationship Between Hebrew and Jewish Identity?”


Who: Joshua Jacobson, Senior Advisor and Adjunct Faculty, School of Jewish Music

Where: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

When: November 17-18, 2019

What: Conference on Jewish Summer Camping, paper on” The Impact of Choral Music in Jewish Summer Camps”


Who: Rabbi Arthur Green, Rector, Rabbinical School

Where: Limmud Boston, The KI Campus at 384 Harvard St., Brookline, MA

When: November 17, 2019

What: Panel on adult education


Who: Dr. Rachel Adelman, Assistant Professor, Bible

Where: Limmud Boston, The KI Campus at 384 Harvard St., Brookline, MA

When: November 17, 2019

What: “The Endangered Daughter: Bat Yiftah in Bible and Midrash”


Who: Dr. Rachel Adelman, Assistant Professor, Bible

Where: Reed College

When: November 21, 2019

What: Lecture, “Passing Strange: Gender Crossing in the Stories of Joseph and Esther”


Who: Rachel Raz, Director, Early Childhood Institute

Where: Western Massachusetts (Hampshire College Early Learning Center, Eric Carl Museum, Yiddish Book Center) hosted by Ronit BenShir

When: November 21, 2019; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

What: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education (ECE). For directors and leaders, Best Practices in ECE will consist of educational visits to preschools.


Who: Dr. Rachel Adelman, Assistant Professor, Bible

Where: Congregation Neveh Shalom, Portland, Oregon

When: November 23, 2019

What: Scholar-in-Residence over Shabbat


Who: Dr. Rachel Adelman, Assistant Professor, Bible

Where: SBL (Society for Biblical Literature), San Diego, CA

When: November 25, 2019

What: “Sacred Space in the Hebrew Bible.” Panelist for Theology in the Hebrew Scriptures


DECEMBER

Who: Rachel Raz, Director, Early Childhood Institute

Where: The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL

When: December 5-8, 2019

What: “Space Torah” with Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman. Early Childhood Education: Working with Families of Young Children


Who: Rabbi Dan Judson, Dean, Rabbinical School

Where: 20/20 Judaism, a Collaborative Convention of United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism and the Rabbinical Assembly, The Westin, Boston Waterfront

When: December 6-10, 2019

What: “Pennies for Heaven: The History of American Synagogues and Money”


Who: Rabbi Arthur Green, Rector, Rabbinical School

Where: Marlene Meyerson JCC, New York, NY

When: December 8, 2019

What: Neo-Hasidic Festival. A Celebration of the appearance of Rabbi Arthur Green’s and Dr.Ariel Mayse’s two volume book A New Hasidism, featuring lectures, seminars, meditation, and an evening concert.


Who: Dr. Keren R. McGinity, Director, Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement

Where: 20/20 Judaism, a Collaborative Convention of United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism and the Rabbinical Assembly, The Westin, Boston Waterfront

Date: Dec. 9, 2019; 3:15-4:45 p.m.

What: Afternoon Plenary “Courageous Conversations: Serving Interfaith Families”


Who: Ahava Rosenthal, Director, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

Where; 20/20 Judaism, a Collaborative Convention of United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism and the Rabbinical Assembly, The Westin, Boston Waterfront

Date: December 8, 2019

What: “Parenting Through a Jewish Lens: Engaging 21st Century Jewish Families through Communal Learning”


Who: Rachel Raz, Director, Early Childhood Institute

Where: URJ Biennial, Early Childhood Family Engagement Summit, Chicago IL

When: December 12, 2019

What: What We Can Learn from Israel About Investment in Early Childhood Education