Scholar in Residence

Date: Fri March 17, 2017Time: 7:30 pm

GHC Scholars in Residence Weekend with Dr. David Stern &
Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein Friday to Sunday March 17 –19 


Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:30 -- Dr. Stern will help us unravel The Mysteries of the Midrash as he explores rabbinic fantasies and imaginative narratives.  We'll be able to personally welcome our scholars and chat with them at an Oneg Shabbat immediately after services.

David SternDr. DAVID STERN is the Harry Starr Professor of Classical and Modem Jewish and Hebrew Literature at Harvard with a B.A. from Columbia and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard. David has served as a Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Princeton University, and Nanjing University. The overall subject of Professor Stem's scholarly work is the history of Jewish literary creativity within its larger historical and cultural contexts, and he has written articles, essays, and books on works from virtually every period of Jewish literary history from the early post-Biblical to the contemporKathryn Hellersteinary.

Dr. KATHRYN HELLERSTEIN is the Associate Professor of Germanic Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the former Undergraduate Director of the Jewish Studies Program. A poet, translator, and scholar of Yiddish poetry, Dr. Hellerstein received her doctorate from Stanford University. Her many scholarly articles on Yiddish literature, and most recently, on women poets in Yiddish, are published in journals, anthologies, and encyclopedias.


This dynamic husband and wife team will be leading unique discussions throughout the weekend.