JTS Kollot Dinner and Study Series Offers Innovative Program of Adult Jewish Learning

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

January 13, 2009, Columbus, OH

Rabbi David Ackerman, national outreach director of The Jewish Theological Seminary, will discuss “What Really Happened at the Burning Bush?” on Thursday, January 22, at Congregation Agudas Achim, 2767 East Broad Street, Columbus.

The program is the second in the JTS Kollot series, an innovative dinner and study program of adult Jewish learning being offered through JTS and cosponsored by Agudas Achim and Tifereth Israel, with the support of the Columbus Jewish Federation.

Kollot is the Hebrew word for voices, which describes the JTS approach to Jewish learning that engages adults in the interplay of new thinking about classic texts. The series will continue on Monday, February 23, with “Purim for Adults” at Tifereth Israel, 1354 East Broad Street, Columbus, and conclude on Monday, May 11, with a discussion on “Of Fathers and Sons: Christians and Jews in Dispute” at Agudas Achim.

Rabbi Ackerman has a special interest in adult Jewish learning and Jewish communal connections with Israel. A graduate of Princeton University, he was ordained by JTS. Rabbi Ackerman previously served as spiritual leader of Tiferet Bet in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, for sixteen years.

The Kollot dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $18 per person. There is no charge for the study session, which will begin at 7:15 p.m. Reservations are required.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Michele Siegal, assistant director, JTS Great Lakes Region, at (248) 258-0055.