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Mark A. Siegel Speaker Series

Dr. Mark A. Siegel
עליו השלום
May his memory always be for a blessing
This year marks the 31st anniversary of bringing Jewish history and heritage alive through learning. This continual speakers series is dedicated and devoted to providing education for people of all ages and levels of Jewish knowledge. That's how Mark would have wanted it.
Dr. Mark Siegel was Mr. Adult Ed. He believed everyone could, and should, attain an education because it is one thing that no one can ever take away from you.
The 2021–2022 theme is Building Your Jewish Identity: Understanding Your Past, Communicating in the Present, and Planning Your Future. Our Adult Education Committee will be presenting multiple speaker events with in–person and Zoom options. Contact the Adult Ed Committee for any additional questions or suggestions.

October 5

Zoom Details
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Understanding Your Past
Interpreting Jewish Headstones
An Evening of Learning with Debra Polsky
In–Person/Youth Lounge 
We will be joined by Debra Polsky, Executive Director of Dallas Jewish Historical Society, as she discusses what to look for on headstones and Jewish burial sites as a way to learn more about your ancestry and family genealogy.
Interested in attending? Please register below.

October 7

Zoom Details
To be provided by ISJL; please register to receive information
Communicating in the Present
Is Superman Circumcised?
An ISJL Shared Zoom Event with Author Roy Schwartz 
Superman is the quintessential superhero, an American icon, and he's Jewish! Introduced in June 1938, the Man of Steel was created by two Jewish teens,  Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the sons of Eastern European Jewish immigrants. They based their hero's origin story on Moses, his strength on Samson, his mission on the golem, and his nebbish secret identity on themselves.
Superman's many Jewish writers, artists, and editors continued to borrow Jewish motifs for their stories, basing Krypton's past on Genesis and Exodus, its civilization on Jewish culture, the trial of Lex Luthor on Adolf Eichmann's trial, and more. Author Roy Schwartz will take Beth Torah up, up, and away with the fascinating Jewish history of the world's greatest super hero!
Interested in attending? Please register below.

Adult Education presents multiple speaker events!
In–person and Zoom options

7PM October 5—Interpreting Jewish Headstones
Debra Polsky, Executive Director of DJHS, discusses what to look for on headstones and burial sites as a way to learn more about your ancestry.

7PM October 7—Is Superman Circumcised?
Author Roy Schwartz investigates the Jewish history of the world’s greatest superhero.

7PM February 12—Dr. Josh Parshall
Dr. Josh Parshall shares his research on Southern Jewish History.

7PM March 6—Rabbi Rachel Mikva
Author of “Dangerous Religious Ideas,” Rabbi Mikva, the Herman E. Schaalman Chair in Jewish Studies and Senior Faculty Fellow of the Interreligious Institute, Chicago Theological Seminary.

Register below!


Sat, December 4 2021 30 Kislev 5782