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March 2018

The Origin of the Jews

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Jews are an ancient people with one of the longest recorded histories, yet scholars have long puzzled over their origins. When exactly did they appear? What were the precipitating factors that contributed to their arrival? This talk will explore some of the latest research bearing on the origin of the Jews, ranging from the Bible to 21st-century biology. Professor Weitzman will survey an area that has confounded historians and archaeologists for centuries with the help of genealogy, linguistics, archaeology,…

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Celebrate Passover at Temple Beth Ami

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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Temple Beth Ami invites you to celebrate the first night of Passover with us at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 30th.  Bring your friends and family to share in the beauty and remembrances of a delicious traditional Pesach Seder.  Please RSVP with payment by Monday, March 26th (NO money will be accepted at the door). Prices: Members: $45; Nonmembers: $52; Kids: $28 (up to 13) Payments can be mailed or dropped off during office hours to: Temple Beth Ami located at 9201 Old…

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April 2018


April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reform Congregation keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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The National Council of Jewish Women Greater Philadelphia Section is sponsoring a free program, open to the public, on Wednesday evening, April 11 at 7 p.m. at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker is Dr. Marisa Porges, a counterterrorism expert who will discuss "Emerging Issues in U.S. Security" which will address the nation's concerns for its safety from cyber attacks and terrorism.  Dr. Porges has had…

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Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Can science and art find common ground? Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel explores how reductionism—the distillation of larger scientific or aesthetic concepts into smaller, more tractable ideas—has been used by scientists and artists alike to pursue their respective truths.

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Kabbalah as a Science

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Little Shul, 2015 south 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148 United States
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In the medieval and early modern periods, Kabbalah was understood as a kind of science, revealing the hidden workings of the divine in the cosmos. This talk will provide an overview of this perspective on the Jewish mystical tradition, and look closely at some fascinating sources in which kabbalists (and others) speak about their lore as a science.

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