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Every Saturday at 9:30am
July 3: Pinchas
July 10: Matot-Masei
July 17: Devarim
July 24: Vaetchanan
July 31: Eikev
August 7: Re-eh
August 14: Shoftim
August 21: Ki Teitzei
August 28: Ki Tavo
Every Wednesday at noon
Join Rabbi Michael Pincus to explore a bit of Talmud together. Discover questions you never thought to ask and the beauty of rabbinic thinking.
No experience or homework required!
Short Story Coffee Break (First and third Thursdays at 11am; an Extra Cup if there is a 3rd Thursday in the month)
Join Learning Center Director Karen Beyard and a lively group of readers who discuss short stories by Jewish authors. When there is a fifth Thursday, we enjoy an “extra cup” of reading, conversation, and connection.
Currently, all programs are virtual unless otherwise noted. Go to cbict.org/calendar for Zoom codes.
The West Bank: Stay or Go? with Dr. Victor Asal, University at Albany, State University of New York
Tuesday, June 22 at 7:30pm
For the last 50+ years Israel has faced an existential decision of staying in Judea and Samaria or leaving the West Bank. Israel has still not made a clear final decision on what it will do. This presentation focuses on the security side of this decision (although it touches on the normative aspects as well) from both sides of the argument both at the basic security and current security perspective and from the Israeli and the Palestinian perspective.
Victor Asal (pictured) is the director of the Center for Policy Research and a professor in the department of Political Science at the University at Albany SUNY. He is editor of the Journal of Political Science Education. He is a Research Associate of the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
How Did the Bible Become the Bible? Presented by Professor Marc Brettler, Duke University
Sunday, June 27 at 11am
Jews seem to never agree on anything, yet all Jews share the same Bible—the same biblical books, divided in the same fashion into three sections, in (more or less) the same order, and even the same words and vowels! We know from the Dead Sea Scroll and other evidence that this was not always the case. How and why did this unity develop?
Marc Brettler is the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University. He has taught at Brandeis University, Yale University, Brown University, Wellesley College and Middlebury College. A graduate of Brandeis University, he has published and lectured widely on metaphor and the Bible, the nature of biblical historical texts, and gender issues and the Bible.