Shivek Bible Lecture
The Shivek Bible Lecture brings a renowned intellectual to Temple Emeth for a thought-provoking lecture and discussion. Recent topics have included:
- Is Passover Really About Freedom?
- The State of Jewish Education in America Today
- Love and Death – and Life: The Meaning of Leviticus and Why it is the Most Exciting Book in the Bible
- In Our Own Voices: Stories of Jewish Women Whose Lives Spanned a Century
For more than thirty years, the Shivek Bible Lecture has been sponsored by Herbert Shivek, a past Temple president, and Louise Shivek, in memory of their parents, Jennie and Bernard Shivek and Anna and Theodore Shaps.
Since 1977 the Kallah lecture series has offered an eminent “scholar-in-residence" who delivers several talks over the course of a weekend. Topics have ranged from the analytical, “The History, Ideology, and Future of the Conservative Movement,” to the spiritual, “Kabbalah and You: The Jewish Mystical Experience,” to the practical, “A Washington Correspondent Looks at the Middle East.”
Through the generosity of the Silverstein and Gray families, the Kallah program honors the memories of Frances and Nathan Silverstein, Anita and Robert Gray, Milton Gray and Mervin Gray.
Combined Israel Education Committee
Temple Emeth is one of nine Boston area synagogues who have joined together to form the Combined Israel Education Committee. Its lecture series - held at member synagogue facilities - promotes awareness of Israel, with speakers examining issues relating to the current political, educational, and cultural landscape. Stay tuned or check website calendar for upcoming programs.