FAU Scholars To Headline Temple Beth Tikvah Lecture Series

Temple Beth Tikvah, located at 4550 Jog Road in Greenacres, will launch its new Vivienne & David Kaufman Scholars Program on Sundays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23 with a trio of noted scholars from Florida Atlantic University. Brunch is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. with lectures at 11:15 a.m. Register for the entire lecture series for $25 or $10 per program.

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Dr. Ralph Nurnberger will present “How the Myth of the Golem of Prague Served as the Inspiration for Frankenstein and the Superman Comics (Is Superman Jewish?).” Nurnberger, a professor at Georgetown University for 38 years, is now sharing his teaching excellence at FAU. He is a widely acclaimed national speaker who brings humor, current political insights and historical background to his presentations.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, Dr. Kris Lindbeck will speak about “Jewish Women in All Movements as Rabbis and Religious Experts Since the 1970s, When the Reform Movement Began to Ordain Women Rabbis.” Lindbeck is an associate professor of Jewish studies at FAU, whose master’s degree in Talmud and Rabbinics and doctorate in ancient Judaism were awarded by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Lindbeck was a Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Dr. Miriam Dalin will discuss “How American Jews Vote and Why.” Dalin is a full professor of Jewish studies with joint appointment to the Department of History at FAU. She received her doctorate from Columbia University and did graduate work at Hebrew University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Dalin is the author of several books, articles and book reviews.

Visit www.templebethtikvah.net or call the temple office at (561) 967-3600 for reservations and more information.