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We have the honor and privilege of inviting distinguished artists and scholars from across the spectrum of Jewish life and culture to share their expertise, educate and facilitate discussion. Please save the following dates for our exciting guests!

Artist-in-residence: Billy Jonas

Feb. 11-13, 2022
Billy Jonas — performer, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator — will join us mid-February. The weekend will include a music-filled Kabbalat Shabbat, congregational dinner with singing, Shabbat morning tefillah, se’udah shlishit (Shabbat afternoon gathering with food and more singing), an evening concert with Havdalah on Saturday night, and dynamic programing for the Religious School and parents on Sunday morning. Learn more about Billy at

Scholar-in-residence: Professor Richard Freund

Mar. 24-27, 2022
In celebration of Amy Ripps’ service to our congregation, Professor Richard Freund, leading archaeologist and Jewish Studies Scholar, will be our guest scholar-in-residence. Professor Freund has directed over a dozen archaeological projects in Israel, including sites associated with the beginnings of Christianity and Judaism at Nazareth, Bethsaida, and Qumran, the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. His work is featured in 20 television documentaries from National Geographic, CNN, Discovery, History Channel and PBS. His most recent work in Lithuania has been chronicled in a recent NOVA episode: “Holocaust Escape Tunnel.”

Mon, October 18 2021 12 Cheshvan 5782