Relating to the Other in Jewish Texts and with Jewish Values


Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Beth El Congregation of Montgomery County

Program Series: 

  • Retreats & Days of Learning

Join JTS scholars as they explore Jewish attitudes toward members of different faiths as well as the marginalized within our own communities. Enjoy university-level instruction and stimulating discussions in sessions that ask: How has the Jewish experience of marginalization informed the way in which we relate to other marginalized populations? What is our obligation to those we perceive as different? How have Jews challenged the norms of the community from within? What can we learn from the Jewish past about maintaining a commitment both to a distinctive Jewish identity and to the well-being of the broader society? How have different generations—including our own—sought to improve relationships with other faith communities? How have different types of Jews been treated as “other” and how is the inclusion of these once marginalized groups transforming the Jewish community? 

  • Dr. Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History
  • Dr. Barbara Mann, Simon H. Fabin Associate Professor of Jewish Literature
  • Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and Dean of the Division of Religious Leadership
  • Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages

Cost for full program, including a light dinner: $36

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For more information, contact Tani Schwartz-Herman of JTS at or (212) 678-8996.

The Lennell G. Ammerman Memorial Study Day

This event will be held at:

Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814


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