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“The Biblical Book of Proverbs: Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child?” with Rabbi Stein
Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 10, 2022
The Book of Proverbs is a singular compilation of wisdom and understanding. The book contains a myriad of teachable observations and insights into the human mind and soul. This 3-part series will explore background, authorship, historicity, structure, and context. We will study the most well-known couplets and themes of the text and survey various ways that the verses and ideas are arranged. The final session will be “Proverbs Greatest Hits.”
Rabbi Jonathan A. Stein, a native of Pennsylvania, was ordained in 1975 from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati. In 2000, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the same seminary. From 1994 through June 2001, Rabbi Stein served as the senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego. Rabbi Stein succeeded to the presidency of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) in March 2011 for a two-year term. He is the immediate past editor of the Journal of the CCAR. He co-teaches a course for second-year rabbinic students at Hebrew Union College in New York and also serves on the CCAR Budget & Finance Committee. Rabbi Stein has served as a member, vice-president, president and chairman of more than 40 different Jewish professional and communal organizations. He has been published in Compass magazine and Journal of Reform Judaism, among others.
Class meets on Thursdays, October 20, November 3, and 10, 2022 (No class on October 27th) @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am. This series is presented in Diverse Access and takes place on campus at Beth Israel as well as simultaneously on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. For more information, contact Program Director Ilene Tatro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fee: $30 per person; Beth Israel members are complimentary.