Friday, August 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM EDT
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Congregation Beth Shalom 
5915 Beacon Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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Scholar in Residence with Dr. Sharon Keller

Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature and Languages at Hofstra University

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Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
6:00 pm: Evening Services
7:00 pm: Congregational Dinner
8:15 pm: “She Set Her Sights Upon Him: A Case of Harassment?" 

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Service
Devar Torah with Dr. Sharon Keller and Rabbi Seth Adelson
12:00 pm: Kiddush Luncheon
1:00 pm: “Blessings and Curses, A Little Magic Never Hurt”

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017
10:00 am: 4000 Years of Every Day Life in the Land BetweenKelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology
Please meet Dr. Keller at thePittsburgh Theological Seminary | 616 N Highland Ave,Pittsburgh, PA 15206
This outing is limited to the first 25 people to respond.
Please contact the office if you needa ride to the museum.

Reservations are required.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Siegel, Mandel & Cohen Endowment Fund, The Betsy & Alan Kanarak Shabbat Alive Endowment Fund, and Beth Shalom’s Men’s Club, Sisterhood, and Sponsors.


About the Speaker

Dr. Sharon Keller set her sights on a PhD in Bible and Egyptology when she was in the 6th grade and stead fastly worked toward that goal earning her doctorate at NYU in the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies in thearea of Bible and the Ancient Near East. She is currently on the Classics faculty at Hofstra University where sheteaches courses as diverse as “Women in The Hebrew Bible,” “Magic, Miracle, and Medicine in the Ancient World,”and “Greco-Roman Comedy.” Dr. Keller has been an Assistant Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at The Jewish Theological Seminary, where both our Rabbi Seth Adelson, and Executive Director Rob Menes studied in her classes. In addition she has held appointments at Hebrew Union College as well as NYU, and New York City’s Hunter College, where she taught biblical text courses and more general courses in biblical literature and history, as well as courses in art and archaeology of the lands of the Bible and the ancient Mediterranean world. She has written and edited numerous scholarly articles and academic books most of which relate to the interplay between biblical Israel and ancient Egypt. Her most popular book, Jews: A Treasury of Art and Literature, was awarded the prestigious National Jewish Book Award. A native New Yorker, Dr. Keller is known for the enthusiasm and humor that she brings to all of her talks that make otherwise esoteric subjects easily accessible.