March 30th Teaching Seminar with Dr. David Nelson
TEACHING & RESEARCH SEMINARS
Thursday, March 30th
"Teacher, Text and Context:
Teaching Ancient Judaism in the Modern (Christian) Academy"
12 pm to 1:30 pm
Teaching about Jews and Judaism in Interfaith Settings"
3:15 pm to 4:45pm
Dr. W. David Nelson
Rosenthal Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
Director, Program in Jewish Studies
Texas Christian University - Brite Divinity School
Dr. W. David Nelson received his M.A. in Bible and Cognate Studies and Ph.D. in Rabbinic Literature and Thought from HUC-JIR He is the author of the forthcoming (Oct., 2006, Jewish Pub. Society)
Mekhilta of Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai. He has served on the faculty of the Program In Jewish Studies at Washington Univ. in St. Louis and from 2001-present at Brite Divinity School and Texas Christian University.
Both meetings will be held in the Electronic classroom of
the American Jewish Archives. All welcome.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation’s oldest institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR’s scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement’s congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR’s campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish history, identity, art, and archaeology, and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.