Shabbat Afternoon Scholars Series

Congregation Netivot Shalom

Monthly Program between Mincha and Maariv

Once a month, we invite local scholars, authors, teachers and rabbis to share their work with the community. Mincha will be 10 minutes earlier on these weeks. On other weeks, Rabbi Helfgot continues his regular Gemara shiur in Masechet Ketubot.


2013-14 Schedule

January 18

Professor Ronnie Perelis

Assistant Professor of Sephardic Studies, Yeshiva University
Drunk With Words: Returning to the Hebrew Poets of Medieval Spain

Mincha 4:10 pm


February 22 (rescheduled from Dec 14)

Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky

Rabbi, Congregation Beth Sholom, Teaneck

In Praise of Mar Ukba: the Hero of Anonymous Donors

Mincha 5:00 pm


March 1

Rabbi Tully Harcsztark

Principal, SAR High School

Sages and Commoners in the Talmud: A Tuition Crisis in Antiquity

Mincha 5:10 pm


RESCHEDULED: April 5

Ms. Shoshana Samuels

Yoetzet Halacha, Cong. Rinat Yisrael & Netivot Shalom

Challenges a Couple Faces in Taharat Hamishpacha

Mincha 6:40 pm


April 26

Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz

Faculty, Judaic Studies, SAR High School

"So That You Will Remember": The Afterlife of the Exodus Motif

Mincha 7:05 pm


May 10

Ms. Lisa Schlaff

Assistant Principal, SAR High School
Motherhood in the Midrash

Mincha 7:25 pm

Congregation Netivot Shalom

A Modern Orthodox Synagogue in the heart of Teaneck