Category Archives: Shabbat Symposium

Shabbat Symposium Wrap-up: Touring the Jewish Afterlife

This past Shabbat, a small crowd gathered following kiddush for a guided discussion examining various Jewish beliefs and approaches to the afterlife. Some topics included depictions of the underworld in Tanakh, resurrection and the World to Come in the Talmud, … Continue reading

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Shabbat Symposium: Touring the Jewish Afterlife

Save The Date: April 22 Symposium at B’nai Emunah. Presenter: Andrew Nusbaum Does Judaism believe in an afterlife? Many people, including Jews, may be unsure– and surprised– about the answer. Together will descend to She’ol, ascend to Gan Eden, visit … Continue reading

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Shabbat Symposium: The Crypto-Jewish Experience

Save The Date: July 30 Symposium at B’nai Emunah. Presenter: Andrew Nusbaum Jews were forced to hide their faith and practices at multiple times and places throughout history. Together we will explore the history, culture and strategies of Crypto-Jews in … Continue reading

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Shabbat Symposium: Back to the Beginning with Jewish Gangsters!

It’s hard to believe that our Shabbat Symposium program has been running for almost a year and a half! In that time we’ve explored topics as varied as Jewish pirates, German and British Jewish history, Judaism and Buddhism, and the … Continue reading

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Shabbat Symposium XXII: A British Jew during WWII

Save The Date: December 26 Symposium at B’nai Emunah: Naidia Woolf, Presenter Following Shabbat services on Saturday, December 26, long-term BE member, Naidia Woolf will be discussing her childhood experiences in England, during the Second World War. (Her memoir, “Reverie: … Continue reading

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Shabbat Symposium XXI: An Introduction to Karaite Judaism

B’nai Emunah was fortunate enough to host a guest speaker from our local Karaite community this past Shabbat. Shawn Joe Lichaa, lawyer, blogger and educator, spoke about Karaite practices (blue tzitzit and cheeseburgers are in, shwarma and wine during Passover … Continue reading

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