Scholar in Residence

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend    with Professor Joyce Antler - April 21-22

We are excited to welcome to our congregation Professor Joyce Antler.  Joyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University, where she teaches in theAmerican Studies Department. She is the author of The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America and the editor of America and I: Short Stories by American Jewish Women Writers and Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture. Professor Antler is a founding member of the board of the Jewish Women’s Archive and chairs its Academic Advisory Council. Her first talk will be in place of the rabbi’s sermon at the Friday evening service. Her topic that evening is “Rabbis, Rebels and Supreme Court Justices: How Jewish Women Shaped Modem America.” After the 7:30 service we will have a chance to visit with our guest at the oneg.

Join us on Saturday morning between 10:30 and noon when Professor Antler will deliver her second talk “You never call!  You never write!     The Historical Legacy of Jewish Mothers.” This talk will include PowerPoint slides.

As always, we will provide coffee, tea, bagels, and cream cheese for those who come with an appetite for both food and information.  Saturday evening at 7:00 PM we will join in our social hall for a dessert buffet and Havdalah service followed by our scholar’s final presentation, “From Sophie Tucker to Sara Sliverman:  Jewish Women in Comedy.” Presented with video clips this will be a wonderful way to conclude our visit with our guest scholar Joyce Antler.

Because of the Ted Orliss Scholar-in-Residence fund, CBI is able to welcome scholars like Professor Joyce Antler to our community. This will be a special weekend for all those who participate. Please share this information with your neighbors and friends. The three talks should be enriching, enlightening and uplifting.