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JTS and Ziegler faculty will be presenting ScholarStream this November and December.

See here for details:

Normal cost is $25 for four sessions. As a sponsor of the series, NHS-CBA is able to provide you with access to all eight sessions for free! The free link will be posted here soon!

If interested, contact Rabbi Ferro at


Begins November 11th

Following on the success of our direct-to-public programming for Tikkun Leil Shavuot and Selihot, and in a continuing effort to help our rabbis and congregations during these trying times, the RA, USCJ, JTS and Ziegler are excited to announce a joint initiative to offer high quality adult education opportunities to all those interested in participating. ScholarStream is a four part series which will give communities the opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions.

The first two series will be offered as follows, meeting for one hour each week.

Hidden Histories and Untold Stories
Tuesdays at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

Join JTS scholars as they uncover the hidden context around biblical figures and important eras in Jewish history.

  • 11/10: Dr. David Fishman on how religious pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewry actually was—or wasn't

  • 11/17: Dr. Alan Cooper on why we stopped caring about Moses's descendants

  • 12/1: Dr. Sarah Wolf on how foreign the beit midrash would feel to the early Rabbis

  • 12/8: Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky on what the Bible really had against Jezebel

Equity, Forgiveness and Intersectionality
Wednesdays at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Join Ziegler faculty as they explore issues related to race, gender equality, intersectionality, and building a democracy of the future. Download the full descriptions for each Ziegler session here.

  • 11/11: Rabbi Cheryl Peretz will examine the centuries old Jewish march towards gender equality and justice

  • 11/18: Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff will explore the concept of communal forgiveness

  • 12/2: Rabbi Dr. Gail Labovitz on what Exodus has to teach us about intersectionality

  • 12/9: Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen on building a multiracial democracy


Congregations will be able to sign on as sponsors for either or both series, offering your congregants access to all eight sessions for free. Sponsorship pricing is $150 for congregations up to 399 members, and $250 for 400 members and over. Individuals can sign up at a cost of $25 for the series. We envision that some communities may choose to stay on following the formal session for a follow up discussion led by their rabbi.

Sponsorship deadline is November 2nd. All sponsoring congregations will receive a discount code to send to their congregants to sign up for free. Individuals must sign up for the sessions - registration is available here. Any questions email Max Arad at



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