Temple Jeremiah

Scholar in Residence

Scholar in Residence 2018
Why Do Jews Have an Affinity for Chinese Food?
Featuring Rabbi 
Samuel K. Joseph


Why Do Jews Have an Affinity for Chinese Food?
Friday, November 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
During Kabbalat Shabbat Worship
Rabbi Joseph will take us on a journey from the 10th century to today and compare and contrast challenges of Jewish identity and assimilation, perhaps leading to the great answer of this ages-old question. 

Torah Study with Rabbi Joseph
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Part of Tefilah and Torah Study
Worship begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by study and discussion at 9:30 a.m.
Hear Rabbi Joseph’s unique insights on the week’s Torah portion.

Can a Community Exist Without Gossiping?
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Join Rabbi Joseph for a discussion on Jewish ethical behavior. Can a community exist without gossiping? Without slandering other members of the community? Join us for this lively conversation.

Youth Programming During Saturday Afternoon
Jeremiah Kids and Club 345 (all K-5th Graders) are invited to attend a hands-on team building event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. $5 per child, snacks will be provided. Baby-sitting option available for children younger than Kindergarten. $5 per child. Please sign up for either option online at www.templejeremiah.org.

Golems, Monsters, and Folklores, Oh My
Sunday, November 4, 2018
9:30 a.m. Breakfast; 10:00 a.m. Presentation
Continuing to use various Jewish communities around the globe for insights about Jewish community life, Rabbi Joseph will delve into the use of a monster to protect the Jews of Prague from harm, and the ultimate harm the monster wreaked on Prague. Hear about this Jewish folklore like you never have before. RSVP for breakfast to Donna at donna@templejeremiah.org or 847.441.5760.

Rabbi Samuel K. Joseph, Ph.D. is Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, where he teaches in the rabbinical school. Rabbi Joseph is an internationally known educator, lecturer, workshop facilitator, and expert in leadership development and organizational excellence. His special interest is how Jewish institutions and organizations, from schools to synagogues to national groups, can be most excellent as they seek to fulfill their mission and vision.

Rabbi Joseph founded the Reform Jewish congregation in Hong Kong and has worked with Jewish communities in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil and Argentina, and Shanghai. In 2015 Rabbi Joseph received the first Jewish Educational Leadership Award from the National Association of Temple Educators.

Temple Jeremiah’s Scholar in Residence weekend is open to the entire community. This annual program is generously funded by the Bill and Norma Brown Fund for Lifelong Learning.

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