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  • Great Jewish Thinkers Throughout the Centuries

    Dr. Sandra Lilienthal,
    Dr. Abraham J. Gittelson Scholar, 2017-2018

    Join Dr. Sandra Lilienthal for a stimulating eight week session focusing on both well and lesser known Jewish thinkers whose philosophical insights have impacted Jewish thought. From Rashi to Einstein, Maimonides to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, students will learn about the life and teachings of these great Jewish luminaries as well as the Jewish context in which their philosophies developed.

    Dr. Sandra Lilienthal has a Masters in Jewish studies and a Doctorate in Jewish education. In 2015, she received the prestigious Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Sandra has over 25 years of experience in Jewish education working with all ages in both Brazil and the United States.  For the past 12 years, Dr. Lilienthal has focused exclusively on teaching adults. She is an Adjunct Professor at Gratz College, a Melton faculty member in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties and the author of the Pillars of Judaism Curriculum. Sandra is a guest speaker at many synagogues in the tri-County area, presents at Limmud conferences in the United States and Canada, and is invited for scholar in residence programs across the country.

    Dates & Times

    Session One:  Rashi (1050 – 1105)                           Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

    Session Two: Maimonides (1135-1204)                    Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

    Session Three: Baruch Spinoza (1632 – 1677)         Sunday, November 19, 10:30 a.m. – noon

    Session Four: Baal Shem Tov (1700 – 1760)            Sunday, January 14, 10:30 a.m. – noon

    Session Five: Moses Mendelsohn (1729 – 1786)      Tuesday, February 6, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

    Session Six: Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)               Sunday, March 4, 10:30 a.m. – noon

    Session Seven: Abraham Yehoshua Heschel (1907 – 1972)

                                                                                        Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

    Session Eight:   Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902 – 1994)

                                                                                        Sunday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. – noon


    Location:                 The Boardroom of the Katz Building, 5890 S. Pine Island Rd. in Davie


    Cost:                           $185 for the eight week session, or $25 per session


    To register:                 Please call Judy at (954) 660-2074 or e-mail jasuleen@orloffcaje.org

  • The Impact of the Holocaust on Today’s Jewish Society

    Dr. Leon Weissberg

    Time: Thursday evenings, 7:30 to 9 PM
    Dates: November 2, 9, 16, and November 30
    Location: Orloff CAJE, Katz Building, 5890 S. Pine Island Rd. in Davie

    Cost: $100 for the series

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Genocide Convention, and changes in the theology of the Catholic Church were all heavily influenced by the Shoah. At the same time, the global community is faced with Holocaust deniers or people who claim that Israel is a Nazi state. Still others try to de-Judaize the Holocaust by presenting the Holocaust as a universal catastrophe. The use of the word “Holocaust” is often misused and
    applied to completely different contexts such as chicken holocaust, the smoking holocaust, global warming holocaust, etc. This series of four powerful sessions will address these issues, as well as Holocaust denial, Holocaust memorials, and the international resurgence of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiments. It will be of interest to Adult March of the Living alumni, future adult Marchers, and the community at large.
    Dr. Weissberg is a graduate of the City College of NY, holding four advanced degrees including a Doctorate in Education and a Masters in Jewish Studies. He has been the Executive Director of the Jewish Education Commission in Boca Raton, as well as the head of Donna Klein Jewish Academy and Temple Beth Shalom Day School. Dr. Weissberg currently teaches history at Broward College as well as for the Florence Melton Adult Jewish Education program in Boca Raton and in North Miami for the Hartman Institute’s iEngage project on Arab-Israeli issues.
    Most notably, Dr. Weissberg has been the US Southern Region Director of the March of the Living having led over 2500 Jewish & non-Jewish teens to Poland & Israel over the past 29 years. He led 72 adults from Boca Raton on this year’s March. He has been a consultant for the Polish Education Ministry and more recently for the new Jewish Museum “Polin” developing curriculum for their testimony on the one thousand year history of the Jews in Poland.
    To register: Please call Judy at (954) 660-2074 or e-mail jasuleen@orloffcaje.org