Sunday, April 20, 2008

Amy-Jill Levine, May 2-4, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

Friday - Sunday, May 2-4 Scholar in Residence
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 West 68th Street, New York NY 10023

Prof. Amy-Jill Levine
Gender & Sexuality: Old & New Testaments

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament Studies, Director, Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender Sexuality, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, is a widely respected scholar and exceptional teacher, deeply versed in Christian and Jewish traditions.

Author of numerous books and articles on Second Temple Judaism, Christian origins, Jewish - Christian relations and Biblical women, she received awards from the Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Levine returns to Stephen Wise Free Synagogue as scholar in residence for the first weekend in May. Her previous visit provided our congregation and visitors with remarkable insights, delivered with clarity and a wonderful sense of humor.

Friday, May 2
6pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Oneg Shabbat - Light Supper and 8:00pm talk on "The Bible, Gender & Sexuality, Part I: Adam & Eve - Desire & Destiny"

Saturday, May 3
9:30am Torah Study
"The Bible, Gender & Sexuality, Part II: Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1 - 20:27): Sex & Sin"
11am Adult Study
"The Bible, Gender & Sexuality, Part III: Deborah & Jael - Motherhood & Murder"
12:30pm
Shabbat lunch with Professor Levine
1:30pm Shabbat Afternoon Study
"The Bible, Gender & Sexuality, Part IV: Jesus, Gender & Judaism"

Sunday, May 4, 9:30am Lecture
"Torah from Sinai & The Sermon on the Mount"

Free of Charge. All are welcome.

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