February 25-27

Visiting Scholar Weekend with

MARK OPPENHEIMER directs the Yale Journalism Initiative and has been a lecturer in Yale’s English department, political science department, and divinity school. He received his B.A. in history and his Ph.D. in religious studies from Yale. He was the religion columnist for the New York Times from 2010 to 2016 and has written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Washington Post, Slate, Mother Jones, The Nation, and The Believer, among others. He has been a commentator on NPR and is also the host of Tablet magazine’s podcast, Unorthodox. He is the author of seven books, including The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Jewish Media from the Yiddish Press to the Podcast
follows 6 PM Service and Shabbat Dinner (by reservation only)
BYOB Kosher

Click here for more info - RSVP for dinner needed by February 18.

The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the
Soul of a Neighborhood
follows 9:30 AM Shabbat Morning Service and Kiddush (please see above link to let us know you will be coming).

The Bar Mitzvah: Where on Earth Did It Come From,
and Where Is It Going?
follows 9 AM Morning Service and a light breakfast
We welcome parents of all ages - but especially those with upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies to come and learn with Mark Oppenheimer from his research into the history of the way American Jews celebrate this milestone and what he sees happening as we move farther into the 21st Century. We hope that this talk will be the start of a rich and meaningful conversation in our congregation about how we best prepare and celebrate Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
Everyone is welcome to attend the lectures.

If attending virtually, please use the Har Zion Service links for Livestream and Zoom.

If attending in person, COVID protocols will be in place and masks are to be worn at all times except when seated at a table for a meal.
Visit https://www.markoppenheimer.com to learn more about
Mark Oppenheimer.
Come pray. Come learn. Come connect. Come celebrate.
Come home.