Scholars in Residence at Greenburgh Hebrew Center, March 17 19, 2017

Published: Thursday, March 2, 2017 By: Robin Rosenberg

Greenburgh Hebrew Center proudly announces their Scholar-in-Residence Weekend, taking place March 17 - 19 with two prominent scholars. Dr. David Stern of Harvard and his wife, Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein of the University of Pennsylvania are experts in their fields: he in classical and modern Jewish and Hebrew literature and she in Yiddish poetry, especially women's Yiddish poetry. Their credentials and awards are too numerous to mention. Those who have heard Dr. Stern and Dr. Hellerstein speak, say that they make their subjects humorous and relevant to our lives.
 
The schedule is as follows:  Friday, March 17 : Kabbalat Shabbat, 7:30 pm - 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.

Saturday, March 18, Shabbat Service, 9:30 am -- Dr. Hellerstein will introduce us to Classical Yiddish Women's Prayers and the ancient people who inspired them. After Kiddish Luncheon she leads a timely discussion of Jewish Poets/Jewish Prayers. She will explain through poetry and the liturgy how women are changing the prayerbook.
 
Sunday, March 19, Discussion, 10:00 am - Explore with Dr. Stern the hidden origins of the modern Passover Haggadah. This illustrated and interactive discussion takes us on a journey into the Jewish imagination.
             
All of the events are free and open to the community. For further information, please contact Lynne at VPAdultEducation@g-h-c.org. Funding for the speakers comes through the generosity of the Lubliner Education Fund and the Rusoff-Bierman Family Endowment Fund.
 
The Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a fully egalitarian Conservative synagogue serving the Rivertowns and adjacent communities.  The synagogue welcomes traditional, interfaith, and blended families, singles and LGBTQ participants, and has daily services that are spirited and participatory. For further information, please call 914-693-4260.