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Summer Lecture Series

VBS Summer Lecture (Learning) Series 2018

"Summer Book Club"
Thursday Evenings • 7:30-9:00 pm

summer-learning-flyer.jpgThursday, August 9
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Rabbi Joshua Hoffman
"David And Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell

Thursday, August 16*
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Rabbi Noah Farkas
“Beware of God" by Shalom Auslander
* Preceded by Artists Reception at 6:30 p.m. 

Join us as we present our new Fall art exhibit, ”Hands On: Hamsa Exchange”  
Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments prior to the Summer Learning Series session.

Thursday, August 23
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Rabbi Ed Feinstein
"Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor" by Yossi Klein Halevi

HOLD THE DATE
Wednesday, September 5

7:30-9:00 p.m.
Join Rabbi Ed Feinstein and guest Rabbi Mark Borovitz for "Pikuah Nefesh - Saving Your Soul: A High Holiday Prep Learning"
 



Rabbi Joshua Hoffman: "David and Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell
Thursday, August 9, 2018


Rabbi Noah Farkas: “Beware of God" by Shalom Auslander
Thursday, August 16, 2018


Rabbi Ed Feinstein: "Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor" by Yossi Klein Halevi
Thursday, August 23, 2018

 


Summer Lecture Series 2017

VBS SUMMER LECTURE SERIES 2017

MOVIE SCREENINGS AND DISCUSSIONS

Join us as we explore how Judaism is reflected through cinema.
Featuring four weekly two-part sessions: On Tuesday evenings, we will screen a movie of each Rabbi's choice; on Thursday evenings, they will discuss Tuesday's movie.
The Summer Series is free and open to the community.

AUGUST 2017

WEEK 1: Rabbi Joshua Hoffman
As we conclude the observance of Tisha B’Av, we inaugurate our summer learning series by studying one of Israel's earliest films.
Tuesday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Movie Screening "Sallah Shabati"
Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Discussion with Rabbi Hoffman

WEEK 2: Rabbi Noah Farkas
Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Movie Screening "The Godfather"
Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Discussion with Rabbi Farkas

WEEK 3: Rabbi Ed Feinstein
Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Movie Screening "The Frisco Kid"
Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Discussion with Rabbi Feinstein

WEEK 4: Rabbi Ed Feinstein
Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Movie Screening "Fiddler on the Roof"
Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Discussion with Rabbi Feinstein - plus a "Fiddler on the Roof" Sing Along!

Summer Lecture Series 2016

2016 SUMMER LECTURE SERIES

EVERY THURSDAY IN AUGUST - 7:30 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.
"Rabbi's Bookshelf"
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
Rabbi Avi Taff discusses To Heal a Fractured World by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
Rabbi Joshua Hoffman discusses The Road to Character by David Brooks
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
Rabbi Noah Farkas discusses Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016
Rabbi Ed Feinstein discusses Putting God Second by Rabbi Donniel Hartman
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BONUS LECTURE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Rabbi Ed Feinstein discusses This Is Real and You are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation by Rabbi Alan Lew as we prepare for the High Holidays and launch VBS Ayekah - a six week journey of self-reflection launching on Sunday, September 4, 2016.
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Please note: Purchase of these books is NOT required in order to attend the lecures. However, if you ARE interested in purchasing these books, please support VBS by purchasing on smile.amazon.com

Summer Lecture Series 2015

Summer Lecture Series 2013

IF I AM NOT FOR MYSELF WHO WILL BE FOR ME, SUMMER LECTURE SERIES 2013

 

My Past and My Future with Rabbi Ed Feinstein

Video content from part 4 of "If I Am Not for Myself Who Will Be For Me: The Different Ways We Define Ourselves", Summer lecture series 2013.

My Home with Rabbi Noah Farkas

Video content from If I Am Not for Myself Who Will Be For Me: The Different Ways We Define Ourselves, Summer lecture series 2013.

My People with Rabbi Noah Farkas

Video content from If I Am Not for Myself Who Will Be For Me: The Different Ways We Define Ourselves, Summer lecture series 2013.

Summer Lecture Series 2012

EXTREME HOUSE MAKEOVER - JEWISH EDITION,
SUMMER LECTURE SERIES 2012

 

Everything you've Ever Wanted to know about...Everything

This is a lecture given by Rabbi Ed Feinstein on August 9, 2012, called Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About...Everything. This lecture was part of the larger Summer Learning Series 2012 titled EXTREME HOUSE MAKEOVER: JEWISH EDITION-Remodeling the Jewish Home

In the Living Room - Journeys to the Self in the Public Space

This is a lecture given by Rabbi Josh Hoffman on August 16, 2012, called In the Living Room - Journeys to the Self in the Public Space. This lecture was part of the larger Summer Learning Series 2012 titled EXTREME HOUSE MAKEOVER: JEWISH EDITION-Remodeling the Jewish Home

Healthy (and KOSHER!) Living & Eating

This is a lecture given by Rabbi Paul Steinberg on August 23, 2012, called Healthy (and KOSHER!) Living & Eating. This lecture was part of the larger Summer Learning Series 2012 titled EXTREME HOUSE MAKEOVER: JEWISH EDITION-Remodeling the Jewish Home

Landscape Architect: AHHH... The Great Outdoors, August 30, 2012 with Rabbi Avi Taff

This is a lecture given by Rabbi Avi Taff on August 30, 2012, called Landscape Architect: AHHH... The Great Outdoors. This lecture was part of the larger Summer Learning Series 2012 titled EXTREME HOUSE MAKEOVER: JEWISH EDITION-Remodeling the Jewish Home

 

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