Hanukkah and Christmas

Date(s) - December 5, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Beth Israel

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Join a group of scholars to explore connections and influences between Christmas and Hanukkah on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:30-8:30pm at Beth Israel, 989 W 28th Ave Vancouver. Event includes a traditional Hanukkah dinner and Christmas dessert. Cost: $20. Student subsidies available upon request. For more info, please contact Marjeta Bobnar at [email protected].

To register, visit http://www.bethisraelvan.ca/event/the-nexus-of-hanukkah-and-christmas/ or contact 604-731-4161. Registration deadline for dinner: Nov. 29.

Guest speakers:

  • Dr. Jay Eidelman is a writer and lecturer. His work examines connections between political thought and modern Jewish culture.
  • Dr. Gregg E. Gardner is an Associate Professor at UBC. He teaches and researches ancient Judaism and has published a book on the history of charity in Jewish thought.
  • Rev. Nick Meisl teaches courses on the Bible to college students and is involved in high school and parish ministry.

A joint program by Congregation Beth Israel and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese. 

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