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Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Prof. Steven Cohen at Darkhei Noam

Saturday, December 2, 2017 • 14 Kislev 5778

9:15 AM - 3:00 PMMCS, 150 W. 85 St. & Kasbah BBQ & Grill, 251 W. 85 St.

Please join us in coming together as a community to learn as one!

Professor Steven Cohen will be the Scholar-in-Residence
at Darkhei Noam
Shabbat Parshat VaYishlach -- Dec. 1-2, 2017

Prof. Cohen will speak three times during Shabbat: 

1) Friday night, December 1st, 2017, 5:00 pm (following Kabbalat Shabbat) at the Society for Advanced Judaism
15 West 86th Street

"The Shrinking Jewish Middle -- How Family Choices Are Diminishing for the Engaged Non-Orthodox" (How late marriage, intermarriage and low fertility are producing a "climate change" in the contours of American Jewry.)

2) Shabbat morning, December 2nd, 9:00am - 12:30pm
at the Manhattan Country School
150 West 85th Street

"Affection Without Commitment: Emerging Trends in Jewish Identities" (How individualism, secularism, fluid boundaries and more, are shaping Jewish identity, generation by generation.)

3) Shabbat lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

at Kasbah BBQ & Grill, 251 West 85th Street

"Responding to the Challenges of Jewish Life Today: A Conversation" with Dr. Steven Cohen, facilitated by Rabbi Dan Smokler.

Professor Steven M. Cohen is a Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR, and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archives at Stanford University. In 1992 he made aliyah, and taught at The Hebrew University, having previously taught at Queens College, Yale, and JTS. He has written hundreds of scholarly articles and policy-related reports, as well as a dozen books including The Jew Within (with Arnold Eisen) and Two Worlds of Judaism: The Israeli and American Experience (with Charles Liebman). He was the lead researcher on the Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 and a consultant to the recently conducted Pew study of American Jews.

Prof. Cohen received an honorary doctorate from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, the Marshall Sklare Award, and a National Jewish Book Award. He serves as president of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry.

He is married to Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen and they live in Jerusalem and New York. His daughter Edeet is an attorney with the Tel Aviv criminal prosecutor, while his son Adam lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

We thank our anonymous donors for making this Shabbat possible.

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Registration EXTENDED: Wednesday, November 29 


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