Professor David Kraemer, Scholar-in-Residence

February 06, 2015 - February 08, 2015, All Day
Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD

kraemer_dOur synagogue scholar-in-residence this year is Dr. David Kraemer, professor of Talmud and Rabbinics as well as the librarian at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is a great teacher, as Rabbi Harris and Hazzan Klein can attest. He has written several books, the most recent of which is Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages. With our synagogue theme for year being Food and Jewish Values, Dr. Kraemer was the logical choice for our annual scholar event, and we are pleased that he will join us for the weekend of February 6-8. All talks are open to everyone.

Scholar-in-Residence Schedule

PrintFriday evening, February 6

  • 6:30 pm Friday Evening Service
  • 7:15 pm Congregational Shabbat dinner
  • Dr. Kraemer speaks on “Our Relationship to God’s Good Earth: Judaism and Eating in the Modern World.”

Shabbat, February 7

  • 9:30 am Shabbat Service. Dr. Kraemer will offer the d’var Torah on “Were We Meant to Eat Meat? A Surprising Jewish Answer.”
  • 1:00 pm Shabbat text study after the kiddush. Dr. Kraemer will speak on “The Earth Is the Lord’s –Leviticus 25 and the Food We Eat.”

Sunday morning, February 8

  • 10:00 am Dr. Kraemer will speak on “Jewish Food and Jewish Identity.”

Click here to download a flyer that includes the Scholar-in-Residence schedule and a printable form for the Shabbat dinner. If using the printed form, it should be returned to the front office, with your check payable to Congregation Beth El, by Tuesday, February 3.