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Scholars-in-Residence Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz & Dr. Ronnie Perelis

May 20, 2023 @ 1:30 AM - May 21, 2023 @ 1:30 AM

We look forward to welcoming Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz and Dr. Ronnie Perelis for a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat at ASBI, May 19-20! Join us for the following opportunities to learn with them:


-Friday Night Dinner, 8:30 PM
“The Seductions of Sepharad: Exploring the Hebrew Poets of Medieval Spain”
with Dr. Ronnie Perelis

Join us for a Shabbat dinner at shul at 8:30 PM, then stay for a presentation in the Main Sanctuary at 9:30 PM. You are welcome to join us to hear Dr. Perelis speak even if you aren’t attending the dinner. Register for dinner at asbi.org/event/jacobowitz-perelis. (EARLYBIRD PRICING FOR DINNER ENDS 4/28!)


-Shabbat Morning Drasha with Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz


-Post-Kiddush Shiur with Dr. Ronnie Perelis, approximately 12:15 PM


-Pre-Mincha Shiur with Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz, 7:00 PM
“Reconceptualizing Mitzvot: A Communal Workshop”


-Shalosh Seudot D’var Torah with Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz

DR. TAMMY JACOBOWITZ is the chair of the Tanakh department at the SAR High School, and is the founding director of Makom B’Siach at SAR, an immersive adult education program for parents. She has taught Bible for the Wexner Heritage program, and she is also an adjunct faculty member of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, where she teaches the Pedagogy of Tanakh. She is a graduate of the Drisha Institute’s Scholars Circle, and completed her PhD in Midrash at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 as a Wexner Graduate fellow. Tammy is currently at work on a parsha book, geared towards parents reading to young children.

DR. RONNIE PERELIS is the Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham and Jelena (Rachel) Alcalay Associate Professor of Sephardic Studies at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and the Director of the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs at Yeshiva University. He loves exploring the complexity and dynamism of Sephardic history with his graduate and undergraduate students at Yeshiva University. His research investigates connections between Iberian and Jewish culture during the medieval and early modern periods. His essays on Sephardic history analyze the dynamics of religious transformation within the context of the crypto-Jewish experience. His new book, Narratives from the Sephardic Atlantic: Blood and Faith (Indiana University Press) explores family and identity in the Sephardic Atlantic world. Perelis engages the past with an eye towards contemporary concerns in his numerous public talks for wider audiences at synagogues, community centers and museums across the country.



May 20, 2023 @ 1:30 AM
May 21, 2023 @ 1:30 AM
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