Our brothers and sister at Congregation B’nai Jacob have invited us to participate in the Estelle B. Solomon 2018 Scholar-in-Residence Program. (Estelle was our neighbor on the southeast corner of our campus.) Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, a highly renowned scholar who serves as the University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, will serve as their first Scholar in Residence. She is also an Affiliated Professor at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge, UK.
A fabulous weekend of learning and fellowship is planned. It begins on Friday, May 11th with a catered dinner at 6 p.m. (tickets are necessary and can be purchased via admin@congbj), followed by the Shabbat Service and Program at 7 p.m. Dr. Levine’s presentation will be “How Do Jews and Christian Read Scripture Differently?—It is Not a Zero-Sum Game.”
On Saturday, May 12th, there will be a teaching program beginning at 11 a.m. Topics include The Bible and Immigration: Jewish and Christian Perspectives, David and Bathsheba and the #MeToo Movement and Understanding Jesus Means Understanding Judaism. An evening program begins at 8 p.m. with What Jews Need to Know about the New Testament, and What Christians Need to Know about First-Century Judaism. For more information about the time and cost of any of the Saturday programs, please contact Pastor Krommes.
On Sunday, May 13th, St. Ann’s parish, 502 Main Street, will serve as the host of the final teaching program of the weekend which begins at 1 p.m. Challenging Stories of Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, will be Dr. Levine’s final presentation of a very rich weekend. Everyone is invited!