The Shivek Bible Lecture has been sponsored for more than thirty years by past Temple Emeth president, Herbert Shivek, and his wife, Louise in memory of their parents, Bernard and Jennie Shivek and Theodore and Anna Shaps.
This year we are proud to have as our Guest Speaker, Rabbi Nehemia Polen, PhD, a leading expert in Hasidism and Jewish thought. His topic will be "The Hasidic Masters as seen through the eyes of Elie Wiesel." Dr. Polen is a widely published author. His books include "The Holy Fire: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto" ; "The Rebbe's Daughter," based on Rabbi Polen's research as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow and recipient of a National Jewish Book Award; and "Filling Words With Light: Hasidic and Mystical Reflections on Jewish Prayer." He is a Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew College.
Rabbi Polen holds a doctorate from Boston University, where he studied with and served as a teaching fellow for Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel.
There is no charge. Sponsors ($18), Patrons ($36) are welcome. Please RSVP at: www.templeemeth.org.