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Community Retreat (for all ages) and Scholar-in-Residence with Dr. Tamara Eskenazi (at Brandeis-Bardin)

April 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017, All Day
Brandeis-Bardin Campus
1101 Pepper Tree Lane
Brandeis, CA 93064

For the past ten years we’’ve had hundreds of Leo Baeckers experience a weekend away at the beautiful retreat center of Brandeis-Bardin located on 3000 acres in Simi Valley. This all-inclusive weekend features a climbing tower, swimming, tennis courts, 25-hours of Shabbat, great children’s programming and more.

This year, we’re again pleased to feature our Scholar-in-Residence at the retreat, inspiring scholar, and author
Rabbi Dr. Tamara Eskenazi.  We are excited to have her as part of our already “not to be missed” weekend.  Come for the weekend or come for the day; we want you there. Watch for online registration later in February.

“Texts of Transformation” with Rabbi Dr. Tamara Eskenazi

We will explore various texts from our biblical tradition that teach us how to strengthen
ourselves as a community, while also helping us to transform ourselves and the world around us.

Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi serves as The Effie Wise Ochs Professor of Biblical Literature and History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles and is a member Leo Baeck Temple.  She is the first woman appointed as professor to the Rabbinical Faculty of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s long history.  Dr. Eskenazi is the Editor of the award winning book, The Torah: A Women’s Commentary, the winner of the 2008 Jewish Book of the Year Award.  Dr. Eskenazi specializes in the study of the Second Temple Period and has authored numerous books.  These include In an Age of Prose:  A Literary Approach to Ezra-Nehemiah; The Sabbath in Jewish and Christian Traditions; Levinas and Biblical Studies  (with Gary Phillips and David Jobling); and Telling Queen Michal’s Story: An Experiment in Comparative Interpretation to name a few.  Dr. Eskenazi’s articles have also appeared in numerous major journals in the field of biblical studies and she has chaired several on going committees in the Society of Biblical Literature.