TAKE YOUR SOUL ON VACATION
The Sandwich Generation
Our Inheritance, Our Legacy
Sunday, July 21-Thursday, July 25, 2013
Our generation of American Jews is in a unique position to consider the values and legacy we received from our parents and the impact we want to have on the next generation. Spend five days with JTS faculty and rabbis, immersing yourself in traditional texts that speak to the pressing issues of the "sandwich generation."
Come to JTS this summer and learn from Jewish history, Jewish thought, Jewish texts, and the Jewish experience of a community of lay leaders as you explore topics and issues grappled with by the entire spectrum of that generation "sandwiched" between raising their children and taking care of aging parents.
Register at www.jtsa.edu/sandwichgeneration.
Visit New York museums and landmarks such as:
- The Jewish Museum
- The Tenement Museum
- Manhattan's Lower East Side
Stay at JTS or at a nearby hotel:
The Beacon Hotel-standard room at $235 a night plus tax or suite at $275 a night plus tax: call (212) 787-1100, x2, and use code "Jewish Theological Seminary"
On the Ave Hotel-standard queen/king room at $259 a night plus tax or deluxe double room at $309 a night plus tax: call (212) 651-3326 and use code "JTS Sandwich Generation"
JTS guest rooms-limited availability at $100 to $150 a night: call (212) 678-8095 and use code "Sandwich Generation"
Learn with JTS's engaging scholars, including:
Rabbi David Hoffman, assistant professor of Talmud and Rabbinics-"Real Life Family Feuds: The Messiness of Inheritance in Jewish Law"
Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, assistant professor of Bible-"Intergenerational Obligation in the Torah: Reading a Parent-Centered Text in a Child-Centered World"
Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics-"Jewish Family Ethics: When Obligations Appear to Conflict"
Dr. Stefanie Siegmund, associate professor of History and Women's League Chair in Jewish Gender and Women's Studies-"'And for the Remediation of My Soul': Last Wills and Testaments of Medieval and Early Modern Jews"
Rabbi Mychal Springer, director of the Center for Pastoral Education and the Helen Fried Kirshblum Goldstein Chair in Professional and Pastoral Skills-"The Long Journey: Caring for Family Members with Dementia"
Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies-"What's More Real Than a Parent? Talmudic Discussions of Intergenerational Obligations"
The cost for this week of study is $1,300 per person.
Included in the price are:
- All program materials
- Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each full day of the program, and one group dinner in a New York kosher restaurant
- New York landmark and museum visits
- An exclusive presentation of rare books from the world-class JTS Library
- A New York City theatrical experience