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A Special Shabbaton with Dr. Hartley Lachter

A Special Shabbaton Sponsored by the CBI Enrichment Fund

Entire Shabbaton: $30/Adult, $15/Child (3-12 yrs) includes all meals and lectures

Individual prices: $10/lecture; $25 for lecture & dinner
No charge to 5777 CBI Enrichment Fund Annual Patrons

Friday, December 16 at 6:00 PM:  Shabbat Service, Dinner and Lecture
The Jews of Amsterdam: The Surprising Story of the City Called “Little Jerusalem”
After Shabbat services we’ll have a Dutch themed Shabbat dinner of soup and salad, meatballs, mashed potatoes with carrots and onions, and appelflappen (apple strudel).  Lecture will follow dinner.

Saturday, December 17 at 9:30 AM:  Shabbat Service, Lunch and Lecture
Biblical Prophets: God’s Unwilling Messengers

Hartley Lachter is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA).  He was the Orange County Community Scholar Program One-Month Scholar in 2015. His work explores how medieval Jewish-Christian debates, as well as disruptive moments of violence and forced conversion, shape Jewish mystical literature and serve as a form of cultural resistance for some pre-modern Jews. His recent book, Kabbalistic Revolution: Reimagining Judaism in Medieval Spain, was published by Rutgers University Press. Hartley Lachter lives in Allentown, PA, with his wife, Dr. Jessica Cooperman, who is a Religion Studies professor at Muhlenberg College, where she directs the program in Jewish Studies. Hartley and Jessica have two daughters, Zoe and Mollie.

Register in the form below or contact the CBI office at 714-730-9693.