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Bernstein scholar-in-residence weekend

Our annual Scholar in Residence program, generously sponsored by Barry and Dawn Bernstein, brings top notch scholars to Kol Ami to teach on important topics for a weekend.

Past Scholars in Residence and Topics

 

2018-2019        Dr. Kalman Weiser, Silber Family Chair in East European Jewry and Holocaust Studies, York University

                         Topic: Antisemitism Then and Now

 

2017-2018       Dr. Wendy Zierler, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

                        #JewishWomenToo.  Finding women's voices in our sacred texts in the #MeToo Generation

 

2016-2017        Rabbi Larry Hoffman, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

                         From Ethnicity to Identity: Who is Jewish and Why? - A conversation about who is included in the Jewish Tent in the

                         21st Century

 

2015-2016         Rabbi Sally Priesand, First Ordained Female Rabbi in North America

                          TWomen and Judaism

 

2014-2015         Rabbi Steve Greenberg, First Openly Gay Orthodox Rabbi

                          Constructing the Welcoming Tent: Judasim and the LGBTQ Community

 

2012-2013         Rabbi Richard Sarason, Professor of Rabbinics and Liturgy, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

                          The Way We Pray

 

2011-2012          Professor Frank Bialystock, Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Toronto

                           The Jews of Canada

 

2010-2011          Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, Spiritual leader of the City Shul, Toronto

                           Israel: Reflections of and Outsider from the Inside"

 

2009-2010          Rabbi David Nelson, Assistant Professor of Religion, Bard College

                           Judaism, Physics and God: Searching for a Sacred Metaphors in a Post-Einstein World

 

2008-2009          Rabbi Michael Cook, Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

                           Enhancing Jewish well-being in a Christian Environment

 

2007-2008          Rabbi Andrea Weiss, Associate Professor of Bible, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

                           The New Women's Torah Commentary

Fri, August 23 2019 22 Av 5779