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Semper Fi Shabbaton

Friday, December 8, 2017 • 20 Kislev 5778

5:30 PM - 9:00 PMSocial Hall

Please join us on

Friday Night, December 8 and Shabbat, December 9

Guest Speaker

Professor Elisheva Baumgarten

Elisheva Baumgarten is the Yitzchak Becker professor of Jewish Studies and teaches in the departments of History and Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her work focuses on the social history of the Jews of medieval northern Europe with an emphasis on gender and religion. She is the author of “Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance” as well as “Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe”. Professor Baumgarten has held fellowships at IAS in Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, EHESS in Paris and at other institutions.


Friday Night Dinner (reservation required)

Women and Covenant: A Medieval Perspective


Shabbat Morning

Jewish Women and their Ritual Activities: Dulcia of Worms

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The Semper Fi Fund at OC was created by the Gorlin/Lassner families in honor of Danièle Gorlin Lassner and in memory of Julius L. Lassner z’l, in the effort to bring scholars to speak at Congregation Orach Chaim on subjects that encompass the United States Marine Corps mantra of Semper Fidelis - Always Faithful to God & Country. 

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