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JTS Evening of Learning

Sunday, May 15, 2022 14 Iyyar 5782

4:30 PMKol Shalom 9110 Darnestown Rd Rockville, MD

EXPANDING THE CANON:
TRANSFORMING  JUDAISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Jewish learning has long focused on texts by an elite group of ancient rabbis. What would it mean to expand the canon, incorporating voices of women, Jews of Color, people with disabilities, and others historically marginalized? JTS scholars will introduce new voices and offer new lenses through which to read ancient texts. Come explore how diversifying canonical texts can help create a more inclusive Jewish community.

Learn more at www.jtsa.edu/evening-of-learning-2022.

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

  • Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz will focus on how to balance teaching canonical texts at JTS with introducing new voices and ways to read traditional texts. She will also highlight how JTS is instrumental in training students who are doing terrific work in this area. 

STUDY SESSIONS LED BY JTS SCHOLARS AND ALUMNAE

  • Rabbi Eliezer Diamond, Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, will discuss work that he has done in developing new liturgical texts.
  • Ora Horn Prouser, CEO and Academic Dean, AJR, will teach new ways of reading biblical text through the lens of disability studies.
  • Michal Raucher, Undergraduate Director and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University, will focus on new voices in the Jewish community around abortion, highlighting the importance of using ethnography in reading classical texts.  

Program Partners 
Adas Israel Congregation
Agudas Achim Congregation
B’nai Israel Congregation
B'nai Shalom of Olney
Congregation B’nai Tzedek 
Congregation Beth El 
Congregation Har Shalom
Congregation Olam Tikvah 
Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies
Kehilat Shalom
Kol Shalom 
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
Shaare Tefila Congregation
Shaare Torah
Tifereth Israel Congregation
Tikvat Israel Congregation

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