Congregation Agudath Israel, the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell, Notre Dame Catholic Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Essex Fells are proud to co-host two pre-eminent Dead Sea Scroll Scholars for a series of lectures in February 2013. Professor Lawrence Schiffman, the Vice Provost of Yeshiva University in New York City, and Professor James VanderKam, the John A. O’Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend , Indiana, two of the world’s foremost authorities on Second Temple Judaism, Intertestamental Literature and the Dead Sea Scrolls, will be delivering a series of lectures on these subjects and on the implications for Jews and Christians of Jesus having been a Jew.
This lecture will be preceded by a Friday night dinner for patrons of this series. Patrons will have dinner with Professor VanderKam and the local clergy, receive one of Professor VanderKam’s books and a listing in the program for the series. The dinner will be held at 6:30pm at Congregation Agudath Israel. If interested, please contact the CAI office (973-226-3600) or call Phil Kruger (973 299-0309) or Education Director Susan Werk (973 226-3600 x122).