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January Update from Rabbi Hayyim Angel, National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals

January, 2015

To our members and friends,

I hope you are enjoying your winter. We have completed the year’s
first semester with a host of programs and classes, and eagerly
anticipate our upcoming offerings. Here are some of the major
highlights coming up in January and February:

Sunday, February 22, 10:00am-1:00pm: I am organizing a symposium to be
held at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan on the topic of
“From the Academy to the Religious Community: How we can gain
religious insight from academic Jewish Studies.”

· Dr. Chaviva Levin: “What Medieval Jewish Apostates Can Teach
Us about the Mitzvah of Ahavat HaGer”

· Rabbi Hayyim Angel: “Afterlife in Jewish Thought: The
Evolution of an Idea and Implications for Religious Life Today”

Rabbi Angel Speaking at Brandeis University

Rabbi Marc Angel speaking at a University Network program at Brandeis University, November 16, 2014

Stern/YU Event On Dec 25

Stern/YU: God Save me from Your Opinion-Dec 25, 2014

Campus Fellows Dinner Meeting

Campus Fellows dinner meeting at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Marc Angel, December 24, 2014

November 2014 Report from Rabbi Hayyim Angel, National Scholar of our Institute

November, 2014

To our members and friends,

With the Holiday season behind us, we have begun our robust schedule
of educational programs.

Here are some upcoming highlights:

Kehilath Jeshurun (114 East 85th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan):

The next two Shabbatot as part of a monthly Shabbat Rabbinic Scholar
program will be the morning of November 22 at the Sephardic minyan,
and then December 20: morning with the Sephardic minyan, and then
afternoon classes in the broader Kehilat Jeshurun community. That
afternoon, I will teach a class at 3:30 p.m. on the topic of “Cut the
Baby in Half: King Solomon’s Wisdom” and present at Seudah Shlishit
(following Minhah at 4:05 p.m.) on “The Books of the Maccabees and

Songs, Stories and Scholars: A New Look at Sephardic Culture

Songs, Stories and Scholars:
A New Look at Sephardic Culture,
An Extraordinary One-Day Seminar

Hillel at the University of Washington
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, 10am-2pm


The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals is joining with other organizations to sponsor an evening of candid discussion relating to mikvaot, rabbinic authority, guidelines for clergy boundaries. The event will be held on Thursday evening October 30, 2014, at the Drisha Institute, 37 West 65th Street, 5th Floor, in Manhattan. The event will begin at 7:30 pm.
The moderators will be Dr. Esther Altmann and Dr. Michelle Friedman. Open Space is a format that brings people together around a common theme. The goal is to elucidate communal priorities and make recommendations.

Classes by Rabbi Hayyim Angel

Beginning after Sukkot, our National Scholar Rabbi Hayyim Angel will
be teaching two
courses through the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals.

Creating Jewish Unity: Tuesday mornings, October 21-December 16
(except November 11), from 8:40-9:30 am, at the Apple Bank (73rd
Street and Broadway). This course is free. To register, please
email info@jewishideas.org.

Second Book of Samuel: Wednesday evenings, October 22-December 17
(except November 25), from 7:15-8:15 pm, at Lincoln Square Synagogue
(68th Street and Amsterdam). This course costs $125. To register,
please go to lss.org/RabbiAngel

Book Reception for Rabbi Marc Angel's "The Crown of Solomon and Other Stories"

The Am Hasefer Book Club of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun is sponsoring a book reception on

Sunday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. at 114 East 85th Street

with Author Rabbi Marc Angel, who will discuss his new book of short stories:

“The Crown of Solomon and Other Stories”

With powerful stories set in Turkey, Rhodes, and America, Rabbi Angel recreates Sephardic worlds that are rarely depicted in contemporary fiction writing.

Books will be available for sale and autographing by the author.

Admission is free. If you would like to attend, please let us know by emailing info@jewishideas.org

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