Rabbi Hayyim Angel, the National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org), will be the scholar-in-residence at Congregation Agudath Sholom on Shabbat, May 21.
Rabbi Angel will speak four times over Shabbat. He will deliver the sermon at morning services, on “The Afterlife in Jewish Tradition—and the Implications for Living.” There will be a luncheon at the synagogue (reservations required) after services, at which Rabbi Angel will deliver a lecture on “Yosef’s Bones: Midrash as a Window to the Text.” At 6:45, Rabbi Angel will give a pre-mincha shiur on “Orthodoxy and Archaeology: Friends or Foes?” Finally, Rabbi Angel will deliver a short dvar Torah at shalosh seudot at 8:15 p.m.
“We are indeed fortunate to be able to host Rabbi Angel for an entire Shabbat in Stamford,” said Rabbi Daniel Cohen, spiritual leader of Congregation Agudath Sholom. “He is one of the finest Tanach teachers on the scene today, and we are looking forward to having him share his insights with the members of our community.”
Rabbi Angel teaches advanced Bible courses to undergraduates and rabbinical students at Yeshiva University, and lectures widely, including giving regular classes at Congregation Kehilat Jeshurun in New York City. He has published over 100 scholarly articles, primarily in Bible, and is author or editor of 13 books. He received his BA in Jewish Studies from Yeshiva College, his MA in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, his MS in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, and his rabbinical ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. He previously served for 17 years as Rabbi at Congregation Shearith Israel in New York, and currently leads the Sephardic minyan at Congregation Kehilat Jeshurun.
For more information about the program and/or to make a reservation for the luncheon, please contact the synagogue office at 203-358-2200 or visit the synagogue’s website at www.agudathsholom.org.
By Michael Feldstein