JTS Evening of Learning

JTS Evening of Learning

Encountering God:
Jewish Conceptions of the Divine

co-sponsored by
Congregation B’nai Tzedek

with several local synagogues and communal organizations

Join JTS scholars to explore what Jewish texts and thought can teach us about how we might understand and experience God, God’s role in Jewish history, and what it means to be in relationship with the divine.


  • Rabbi Eliezer Diamond, PhD, Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics
  • Dr. Eitan Fishbane, Associate Professor of Jewish Thought
  • Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages
  • Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, Director of The Block/Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts

    Topics will include:
    “Did God Write the Torah—and If Not, Does Torah Still Matter?” 
    “Conceptions of God in Jewish Mysticism: From Kabbalah to Hasidism”
    “God of the Faithful, God of the Faithless: Belief and Doubt in Prayer”


Sunday, May 19, 2019
5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

B’nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, Maryland

Register at www.jtsa.edu/evening-of-learning-2019


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