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Scholar in Residence: Dr. Marc Shapiro

Saturday, March 9, 9:15AM

 

 

 

Join us for morning services after which Dr. Marc Shapiro will deliver a seminar on “Jewish Life and Law: Some Sephardic Perspectives.”

 

Followed by an enhanced dairy/vegetarian kiddush in the Elias room. 

 

Dr. Shapiro holds the Weinberg Chair in Judaic at the University of Scranton and is the author of various books and articles on Jewish history, philosophy, and theology. His writings often challenge the bounds of the conventional Orthodox understanding of Judaism using academic methodology while adhering to Modern Orthodox sensibilities. Shapiro is a popular on-line lecturer for Torah in Motion and often writes for the Seforim Blog.

 

Shapiro received his BA at Brandeis University and his PhD at Harvard University, where he was the last of the students of the late Prof. Isadore Twersky.

Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history. 

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Eleventh Street Cemetery

Although several locations were initially considered for the Congregation’s second cemetery, the land ultimately selected was located on Milligan Street in the heart of what we know as Greenwich Village on West 11th Street.

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