2017-18 Shabbat Learning

Shabbat Learning talks begin on Saturday mornings immediately following Shabbat service, at approximately 11:30 AM. Please check back for changes and additional programs.

October 14
Jens Ludwig, Public Policy and Social Services Administration at University of Chicago
Gun Violence in Chicago

October 28
Cantor David Berger
The Cantorial Power of Exclusion - A Medieval Ashkenazic Curiosity

November 11
Shabbat Learning Luncheon: Introduction to Midrash and the 13 Interpretive Principles of Rabbi Ishmael
Instructor: Rabbi Frederick Reeves
Learning | 11:30 - 12:15
Break for complimentary lunch (please RSVP)
Learning continues until 2:00 PM

December 2
Chaim Gans, Tel Aviv University
Jews, Palestinians and Israel: Three Moralities, Three Historiographies and Three Roadmaps

December 9
Michael Koetting
The Future of Health Care Reform

February 3
Benny Bar-Lavi, University of Chicago
The New Jews of 17th Century Amsterdam

February 10
Shabbat Learning Luncheon: Who is Like You? Liturgical and Musical History of the Mi Chamochah
Instructor: Cantor David Berger
Learning | 11:30 - 12:15
Break for complimentary lunch (please RSVP)
Learning continues until 2:00 PM

February 17
Sam Volchenboum, University of Chicago Medical Center
Can Facebook Improve Your Health? Using Social Networks to Model and Predict Disease

February 24
Daniel Brudney, University of Chicago
Assisted Suicide in a Diverse Democracy

March 3
Paula Wolff, Illinois Justice Project Director
Juvenile Justice

March 17
Rabbi Frederick Reeves
Ezekiel's Passover: Unique Passover Rituals and a Role for the Prince in the Temple