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UJC Scholar In Residence Series

December 4, 2015 - December 6, 2015
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UJC Scholar In Residence Series
Sponsored by The William T. & Joanne K. Roos Philanthropic Fund

December 4th – 6th

featuring Dr. Joel Hoffman

– Friday, December 4th  hosted by Temple Sinai. 7:30 PM
“Four Exiles and Four Spiritual Revolutions: from the Ancient Prophets to Modernity”.
RSVP for Temple Sinai program.

– Saturday, December 5th hosted by Rodef Sholom Temple – 9:30 AM for Shabbat morning services and staying through/after Kiddush lunch for additional discussion after lunch.
“On the Bible’s Cutting Room Floor”  – What happened to Adam and Eve after they left the Garden of Eden?
RSVP for Program & Lunch at RST

 – Saturday, December 5th, 6 PM – Havdalah at the JCC hosted by Adath Jeshurun Congregation and Congregation Emet v’Or
6PM – End Shabbat with Congregation Emet v’Or  (CEVO) and Adath Jeshurun Synagogue (AJ) together  on the UJC Campus. Then at 6:30 enjoy a light dinner while listening to Dr. Joel Hoffman.  Topic: “The Inside Scoop on Israel: Why What You See isn’t Always What You Get”. Going beyond the headlines with an insider’s look at what’s really going on in the Holy Land.
This event is FREE. Please RSVP so that we can properly plan.
*”Movie Night” babysitting is available after dinner at no charge.
RSVP for Program & Lite Dinner (& babysitting if needed)

– Sunday, December 6th  hosted by Temple Beth El – 10:30 AM – 12 PM “The Bible Doesn’t Say That” – A look at how hundreds of generations have handed translations of the Bible one to another, along the way distorting the original meaning.
RSVP for Temple Beth El Program

Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, an expert in translation, Hebrew, and the Bible, is known for his “fresh insights and interpretations about religious life in the 21st century. Dr. Hoffman is the chief translator for the popular 10-volume series, My People’s Prayer Book (winner of the National Jewish Book Award) and for My People’s Passover Haggadah. He is the author of the critically acclaimed In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language (NYU Press), and, most recently, And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible’s Original Meaning (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press), which explores how translation mistakes mask the original meaning of the Bible.


Start: December 4, 2015
End: December 7, 2015
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