Upcoming Events at Beth Israel Congregation

Lunch & Learn

Thursday, December 21, 12noon to 1pm 

Exploring the Apocrypha:  What are the Hidden Books known as the Apocrypha?

During this first semester our Lunch and Learn group will explore these little known Jewish works dating back to the first century BCE. Why were these books not included in the Hebrew Bible?  What place do they have in our tradition?  We will immerse ourselves in this complex historical time which gave rise to the Chanukah story, the Dead Sea Scrolls and a variety of mystical ideas, including life after death, good and evil, angels and demons, and others.  

Lunch and Learn, taught by Rachel V. Glaser, Director of Education Emeritus, will meet in the Library on the first and third Thursdays of each month.