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The JCC incorporates Judaic themes and content in its programming and promotes meaningful connections to Jewish faith, culture, and heritage through classes, programs, lectures, and special events.
If you have any questions, contact Robyn Rosenfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201.408.1429.
Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Program
with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman
Rabbi Reuven Kimelman is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. He is a professor of classical rabbinic literature at Brandeis University. He has taught also at the University of Toronto, Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Trinity and Williams colleges, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition, he served as scholar-in-residence of the National Jewish Community Centers Association. Rabbi Kimelman is the author of the Hebrew work, The Mystical Meaning of 'Lekhah Dodi' and 'Kabbalat Shabbat' and three audio books, two on The Moral Meaning of the Bible - the What, How and Why of Biblical Ethics, and one on The Hidden Poetry of the Jewish Prayerbook: The What, How and Why of Jewish Liturgy.
Judaic Scholar-in-Residence programs are funded by the Evelyn and Harold Meltzer
Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Endowment Fund, the David Dubin Chair for Judaic Scholars Endowment Fund, and the Sarah and Mel Lubin Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Fund.
The JCC on the Palisades is sponsoring a class by its Scholar-in-residence, Professor Reuven Kimelman of Brandeis University.
The subject is Pirkei Avot in its historical context.
The same class will take place at two times to allow for maximum participation. It is the same class so that if you miss one, you are welcome in the other.
Since it is right before Rosh Hashanah, the first class will be on the Rosh Hashanah liturgy.