29 2016

Synaplex Shabbat: Speaker Dr. Sharon Keller

6:00PM - 9:15PM  

University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 553-3535 (Phone)
(949) 553-4034 (Fax)

6:00 PM Shabbat Dinner - RSVP
7:00 PM Shabbat Alive Services.
7:15 PM Youth-led services and Oneg
8:15 PM Speaker: Dr. Sharon Keller on “Women Of The Bible”

Dr. Sharon Keller earned her doctorate at NYU in the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies in the area of Bible and the Ancient Near East. She is currently on the Classics faculty at Hofstra University where she teaches courses as diverse as “Women in The Hebrew Bible,” “Magic, Miracle, and Medicine in the Ancient World” and “Greco-Roman Comedy.” She was an Assistant Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at The Jewish Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College and she held appointments at NYU and New York City’s Hunter College teaching biblical text courses and general courses in biblical literature and history, as well as courses in the art and archaeology of the lands of the Bible and the ancient Mediterranean world. Dr. Keller has written and edited numerous scholarly articles and academic books most of which relate to the interplay between biblical Israel and ancient Egypt. Her most popular book, Jews: A Treasury of Art and Literature was awarded the prestigious National Jewish Book Award.