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Upcoming Events

Adath Shalom: Scholar-In-Residence

I am honoured to have been named Scholar-in-Residence at Adath Shalom Congregation in Ottawa for a one-year term, July 1 2016 to June 30 2017.  For a list of related lectures and events, please click here.
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Exodus in Biblical Scholarship
Join me at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre Adult Education program from April 25- June 6 2017, Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:30pm, for an exploration of the biblical book of Exodus.  Registration info available here.
The story of the Exodus is a powerful one that has resonated with many peoples and cultures over the millennia.  The theological, cultural, and religious meanings derived from it as a foundational story for the Jewish people have recently been complicated by the lack of historical or archaeological corroboration for the central events described in the book.  Join Dr. Shawna Dolansky in an in-depth literary analysis and appreciation of character, plot, setting, authorship, and narrative structure, as well as a discussion of history and history-writing in the context of ancient Israel’s story of the Exodus.
 Please note: This class will be available for online streaming! If you can’t make it to the class, you can still register and access videos of the lectures remotely at your convenience.  Contact me for more information.
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Other “Upcoming Events” will be posted as they’re booked – please check back!