Scholars-in-Residence Weekend: October 24-25, 2014
Pastor Chris Harris
Israel & the South Side of Chicago: A Critical Partnership
Friday Night Service, October 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Chris Harris, pastor of the prominent south-side Bronzeville Church and member AIPAC's National Council, believes that Israel’s model of community-based trauma care and support, which he observed first-hand in places like Sderot, can be used to help stem the epidemic of violence in high-crime areas of Chicago. Since taking a life-changing AIPAC trip to Israel several years ago, Pastor Harris has partnered with the University of Chicago, Northwestern University Hospitals, the United Way, and other organizations to develop the Bronzeville Dream Center, which seeks to apply the Israel model on the South Side.
The Role of Women in Talmud & Jewish Magic
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Maggie Anton, author of the acclaimed historical fiction seriesRashi’s Daughters, will speak about her newly released bookEnchantress: A Novel of Rav Hisda’s Daughter. Fantastic tales of demons and the Evil Eye, magical incantations, and powerful attractions abound inEnchantress, a novel that weaves together Talmudic lore, ancient Jewish magic, and a timeless love story set in fourth-century Babylonia.