Dr. Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, will lecture from November 11-13, 2011 at the University of South Carolina on "Is the New Testament Anti-Jewish?" along with serving as Scholar-in-Residence at Temple B'nai Israel in Spartanburg, SC, and in two local churches where he will address, respectively, "Jewish Elements of Jesus' Parables" and "Jewish Symbols in Renaissance Nativity Paintings." Dr. Cook will be one of three presenters at a symposium on "Bach's St. John'sPassion," at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, on November 15, 2011.
Dr. David Mendelsson, Director of Israel Studies at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, had his new book, Jewish Education in England 1944-1988, published by Peter Lang (Oxford).
Cantor Josee Wolff, D.Min., Director of Student Placement in the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, presented at the workshop, The Jews of The Netherlands, at The Jewish Museum. Click here for further information.
Dr. Michael Zeldin, Professor of Jewish Education and Director of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education, was the speaker at a gathering of Rashi and Akiva Donors at the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Community Day School in Foster City, CA. His topic was "More Than a Century Later and a World Apart: The Debates Over Jewish Day Schools Then and Now."
Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Professor of the American Jewish Experience, will serve as the scholar-in-residence at Temple Beth Or, in Raleigh, NC on November 11-13, 2011. Click here for further information. From December 2-4, 2011, Dr. Zola will serve as the scholar-in-residence at Temple Emanuel of Dallas, TX. Click here for further information.