Kol HaNeshamah Shabbat services weekend

March 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seattle First Presbyterian Church
1013 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Please join us at Kol HaNeshamah for an inspiring weekend of Shabbat services and learning with our Scholar-In-Residence, Marc Zvi Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University.

Friday, March 28
Shabbat Evening Service, 7:00 pm
Professor Brettler will speak on the topic, Why Should (Modern) Jews Care about the (Ancient) Bible? Please stay for Kiddush and a potluck dinner after the service, with a d’var discussion of the topic presented.

Saturday, March 29
Torah Study, 9:30 am
On this Shabbat HaChodesh, take part in our Torah Study on, “I Will Be For Them a Mini-Temple:” Reading Ezekiel.

Shabbat Morning Service, 10:45 am
Professor Brettler will present a short d’var about the upcoming Pesach holiday.

Luncheon and Talk, 12:30-3:00 pm
Following the morning service, there will be a catered luncheon at a member’s home, followed by Professor Brettler’s talk on The Creation of the Bible. Reservations are required and the cost for the program is $18 per person. Due to limited capacity, we regret we can only accept the first 26 reservations.

Kol HaNeshamah
Scholar in Residence
March 28-29, 2014

As part of it’s year-long Torah Restoration project, Kol HaNeshamah will be hosting Marc Zvi Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University, for a scholar in residence weekend. Professor Brettler’s interests center on the nature of biblical historical texts as “literary” texts as well as on gender and the Bible. He published How to Read the Bible in 2005, and served as co-editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament in 2011; he also co-edited The Jewish Study Bible, which was awarded a National Jewish Book Award. Professor Brettler is committed to making academic biblical scholarship accessible to a broader public; he is a co-founder of thetorah.com which aims to connect the study of Torah with critical scholarship in a constructive, religiously meaningful way, and he has discussed his work in a variety of op-eds as well as on NPR?s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross.

Professor Brettler will offer a short d?var and a longer presentation at Friday night services and potluck on March 28, and will lead Torah study on Saturday morning, March 29. Both of these are open to the entire community at no charge. There will also be a luncheon following services on March 29 at which Professor Brettler will make another presentation; there will be a small charge of $18 per person to cover the cost of the food, and space is limited because the event is being held in a member’s house. Contact Sheila in the KHN office execdir@khnseattle.org to make a reservation.

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