Scholar-in-Residence 2016

Dr. Joel Hecker

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December 9-11, 2016

An associate professor of Jewish mysticism, Dr. Hecker is among today’s most prominent scholars of kabbalah.

Friday night – 12/9/16
7:00 p.m.  Kabbalat Shabbat
8:00 p.m.  Oneg and Lecture
A Kiss is Just a Kiss?  Mystical Union, Personal Salvation and World Redemption through Kabbalistic Kissing
Babysitting available from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday Morning – 12/10/16
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat
11:30 a.m.  Kiddush Lunch and Lecture
Revealing Judaism’s Deepest Mysteries:
On Translating the Zohar
Babysitting available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday Evening – 12/10/16
5:30 p.m.  Havdalah & Seudah Shlishit
Demons, Dybbuks and Devotion: Magical Powers in the Jewish Tradition
Babysitting available from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Morning – 12/11/16
9:30 a.m.  Brunch and Talk
Eating as a Spiritual Ecosystem: Raising Food-Sparks in the Chasidic Imagination
Babysitting available from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Babysitting and rides available.

Ohev Shalom’s Scholar-in-Residence Program is made possible by gifts from the following funds:

THE RABBI LOUIS AND MINDELL KAPLAN CULTURAL FUND

JOSEPH AND EDITH GODICK JEWISH HISTORY LECTURE FUND

ROBERT NICHOLS ADULT EDUCATION MEMORIAL FUND

THE EVELYN MUCH EPSTEIN BERNSTEIN FUND