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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

The Provocative Readings on the High Holy Days

The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals
Invites you to
Two Wednesday Morning Classes

With Rabbi Hayyim Angel

"The Provocative Readings on the High Holy Days"

This two-part mini-series will delve into the most difficult readings
of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur: the Binding of Isaac and the Book of Jonah. We will consider the text inside and explore ancient and contemporary interpreters in an effort to understand their central messages.

August 13: The Binding of Isaac
August 20: The Book of Jonah

When: 8:40 to 9:40 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: Mezzanine of Apple Bank for Savings, Broadway between 73rd and 74th Streets, New York; Please enter the revolving doors, turn left to the stairwell leading up to the Mezzanine level.

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

The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals has been co-sponsoring a
ten-part series of weekly classes with Lincoln Square Synagogue in the
First Book of Samuel (68th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan).
Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm from January 29-April 2. With this series
winding down, we are discussing the possibility of future classes.
Stay tuned for further announcements.

As a bonus to all participants in the series at Lincoln Square
Synagogue, we distributed copies of my new book published through the
Institute, A Synagogue Companion.

By now, all Institute members should have received copies of A
Synagogue Companion. If you are interested in ordering multiple copies
to distribute at your school or synagogue at a significantly reduced

Rabbi Marc D. Angel to Lecture in Seattle

Rabbi Marc D. Angel will be lecturing at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seattle, on Thursday night July 25. The topic is: "Passive and Active Religion: Reflections from the Sephardic Experience." He will also be giving a sermon at Ezra Bessaroth on Shabbat morning July 27, in memory of the Jewish martyrs of Rhodes and Kos who were murdered during the Holocaust. On Shabbat afternoon, he will speak on "Sephardim and Ashkenazim: Together and Apart." These programs are made possible with the support of Harley and Lela Franco, leaders in the Ezra Bessaroth community and supporters of our Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals.

Rabbi Marc Angel to Lecture in Jerusalem July 10, 2013

The David Cardozo Academy in Jerusalem invites the
public to attend the

Jerusalem Lecture Series on Jewish Philosophy


Rabbi Dr. Marc D. Angel
Founder and Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org)

Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel, New York City

will be speaking on

Conversions, Autopsies and Women
How Hashkafa Impacts on Halakha:
Rav Kook versus Rav Uziel

Wednesday July 10, 2013 at 8pm

Yad Harav Nissim

44 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem

Free admission | Refreshments served | Lecture in English

For more information contact Avital Macales:054-768-5849 amacales@cardozoacademy.org


Shalom and best wishes.

The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals invites you to participate in its SUMMER BOOK SALE. Each of the following books is available for $7. This includes shipping costs within the United States. For orders outside the United States, each book is available for $9.

These are great books for your own summer reading and your home library...and they also make wonderful gifts.


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