Edwin and Marilyn Bierman Scholar in Residence
February 8 @ 8:00 am - February 9 @ 5:00 pm
We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Daniel Nevins as the 5779 Bierman Scholar in Residence, February 8-9, 2019
Rabbi Daniel Nevins is the Pearl Resnick Dean of the JTS Rabbinical School. He also serves as dean of the Division of Religious Leadership, which includes the H.L. Miller Cantorial School, the Center for Pastoral Education, and the Block-Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts. A graduate of JTS and of Harvard College, where he studied Middle Eastern History, he worked for 13 years as rabbi of Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, MI. A scholar of contemporary Jewish law, Rabbi Nevins serves on The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, for which he has written responsa on topics of science, technology, bioethics, sexuality and disability. His writings can be found at www.rabbinevins.com. Rabbi Nevins lives in NYC with his family.
Scholar in Residence Weekend Schedule:
All Scholar in Residence lectures are free and open to the public. There is a $25/person charge for the Friday Night dinner.
Friday, February 8:
Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 5:00pm
Shabbat Dinner, 6:15pm: Dinner reservations must be made in advance. Dinner is $25/person. Meal is catered by Madison Park Catering.
Learning, 8pm: Is Clean Meat Kosher? Pareve? Connecting the Latest Food Technology to Jewish Ethics and Law
Saturday, February 9:
Shabbat Services, beginning at 9:30am
D’var Torah, by Rabbi Daniel Nevins
Kiddush Lunch, 12:15pm
Learning, 1:15pm: AI, Yai-Yai! The Nexus between Artificial Intelligence and Halakhah
Havdalah, Prayers and Program, 7:30pm: Blessed Like the Sand of the Sea and Stars of the Sky: The Natural Environment and Jewish Prayer