May 5 NYC Queens#28pm Young Israel of Hillcrest in Queens
16907 Jewel Ave, Flushing, NY 11365, 718-969-2990 May 7 NYC Bronx, CSAIR Riverdale #1 7:45pmConservative Synagogue Adath Israel of
Riverdale 475 West 250th StreetBronx, New York 10471 Tel. 718.543.8400Fax 718.543.3110
May 8 NYC Skirball 8pm#4 Temple Emmanuel 10 east 66th or 1 east 65th
May 10 NYC KJ #6, #1 125 E 85th
St, New York,
NY 10028, +1 212-774-5600 May 12 Chicago Torah Learning Center of Northbrook #2 7pm Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel. 933 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook.
May 13- Reno, Nevada #6 7:45 pm Atlantis Hotel 3800 S. Virginia St.
May 14 Los Angeles UCLA Hillel #4 7:30pm 574 Hilgard Ave. 1 310-208-3081
May 15 Santa Barbara, CA #6 7pm Congregation B'nai
B'rith1000 San Antonio Creek Road Santa Barbara, CA 93111(805)964-7869 www.cbbsb.org
May 16-17 Seattle Congregation Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath #6,#1 5145 S. Morgan St. Seattle,
WA 98118. Phone: 206-721-0970.
Avivah to speak after a brief kiddush which is to follow Musaf, and again at synagogue across the street, Sephardic Bikur Cholim, before
Sephardic Bikur Holim 6500 52nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98118 Phone – (206) 723-3028 /
May 18 Berkeley, JCC of the East Bay 7pm #7 1414 Walnut Street Berkeley Ph 510-848-0237
May 19, BerkeleyGTU#2 9am Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA
May 19 San Francisco The Kitchen #4
May 20 Denver #1 7;00 p.m. at Congregation Rodef Shalom.
450 S Kearney St, Denver, CO 80224, +1 303-399-0035 For information write to firstname.lastname@example.org May 21 Boulder, CO 7pm #6 Congregation Har HaShem 3950 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80303 May 22 8:15am Cong. Bonai Shalom (same address as CHH) conversation about the teaching over breakfast May 25 Toronto City Shul, 10:30am #4 venue address not yet determined for more info contact Rabbi Elyse Goldstein at email@example.com May 26 Toronto, Beth David B'nei Israel Beth Am 7:30pm #3 55 Yeomans Road, Toronto, ON M3H 3J7 Tel: (416) 633.5500
Fax: (416) 633-1740 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org May 27 Boston Ma'ayan: Torah Study from the Sources #6 8:00pm Beth El 561 Ward St # 1, Newton Centre, MA 02459, +1 617-965-2548 May 28 Boston
CJP #7, #4 Jenni Richton [JenniR@cjp.org] The morning
lecture will be at Temple Sinai in Sharon,
Mass at 11:30am. www.temple-sinai.com/Temple Sinai of Sharon 25 Canton Street Sharon, MA 02067 P: (781)-784-6081 F: (781)-784-2616 The
evening event will take place at Temple
Israel in Brookline at 7pm.
May 31 NYC HIR Riverdale, Bronx #4 3700 Henry Hudson Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10463, United States +1 718-796-4730
Avivah’s cell phone 347 366 0769
May 2014 Lecture Tour Topics
1.Bewilderments: The Sin of the Spies The turning point of the
Israelites' wilderness journey is the narrative of the Spies. When the people
declare their intention to return to Egypt, is it fear that drives them?
Or is it deeper issues of love and hate, trust and skepticism? We will explore
this central narrative through the prism of midrashic, literary, and
2.‘Fragment of a life:' On reading Jonah
What is Jonah’s
motivation in fleeing from God? In this brief, fraught text, a profoundly human
tension reveals itself, culminating in the enigmatic final chapter. What would
it mean for Jonah to be found by God?
be or not to be:' a tale of five sisters The five daughters of Zelofchad
figure in a unique brief narrative which throws them into a relation of some
tension with Moses. We will study this intriguing narrative, with the help of
midrashic and hassidic sources. In what sense can this be considered a feminist
4.‘Sing – now! – to God:’ Miriam and Moses
The history of Miriam, the prophetess who speaks
enviously of her brother Moses, offers an intimate glimpse of the tensions
between brother and sister, both leaders, both prophets. Midrashic material
will illuminate this mysterious relationship.
5.Through the Looking Glass: Impossible
Redemption? (no longer available)
We will explore the far-ranging implications of an
extraordinary midrash about a woman, a man, and a mirror in the killing fields
6.‘I am a
stranger:’ Becoming Ruth
Ruth is a stranger in more senses
than one. Who is this unknown woman who is destined to become mother of royalty? What
is the process by which she finds her way into a foreign and unwelcoming
culture and religious tradition? How does destiny come about?
not I say ‘Amen’?’ – Balaam and Moses
is the foreign prophet whose narrative takes place in a foreign country. Why is
this narrative included in the Israelite wilderness history? How are Balaam’s
curses and blessings relevant to Israel’s experience? And to our experience as readers?
Midrashic and psychoanalytic insights will enrich our exploration
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