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Oxford University Chabad Society is delighted to invite you to celebrate the 

 

FESTIVAL OF SHAVUOT 

 

Commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai over 3,300 year ago

Shavuot (945x360)We warmly invite you to celebrate the 

 

FESTIVAL OF SHAVUOT

'Shavuot JUBILEE Cream Tea'

 

Serving scones, cheese cakes and Victoria sponge cake

 

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Lectures and Festival Dinner

 

Commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai 3315 years ago

 

Saturday, 4 June, 7pm

 

7pm Shavuot JUBILEE Cream Tea

 

8pm Professor Martin Goodman

 

'Pilgrim festivals in Herodian Jerusalem'

 

Professor Goodman studies in particular the political, social and religious history of the Jews in the Roman Empire, but he is also the author of a study of variety within Judaism and a history of Judaism down to modern times as well as a number of books on the Jewish revolts against Rome and on the rabbis in the Roman world. He has taught in Oxford since 1986. He was appointed by the University to the Readership in Jewish Studies in 1991 and served as President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies from 2014 to 2018. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 1996.

 

8.20pm Professor Joshua Getzler, University of Oxford

 

'Rambam on Avodah: between reason and freedom'

 

Joshua Getzler is Professor of Law and Legal History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford. He completed his first degrees in law and history at the Australian National University in Canberra, and his doctorate in Oxford, as a member of Balliol and Nuffield Colleges. He serves on the editorial board of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Equity and is co-editor of the new OUP monograph series Oxford Legal History. 

 

8.40pm Dr. Ros Abramsky, Oxford

 

'Two legs to stand on'

 

Ros Abramsky is an Oxford researcher who studied Crystallography at Birkbeck, where she taught Science Communication, as well as at Imperial College. She completed her PhD in Information Science from Loughborough University.

 

9pm Dr. Peter Bergamin, Oxford

 

'The Veni creator spiritus in Mahler's Eight: Shavuot, Pentecost, or Assimilation?'

 

Peter Bergamin is a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and at Mansfield College, Oxford. He completed his DPhil in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford in 2016. His research focuses on Maximalist-Revisionist Zionism, and Jewish anti-British resistance during the period of the Mandate for Palestine. A monograph 'The Makings of a Zionist Revolutionary: Abba Ahimeir’s Ideological Genesis, 1921-1934' was published by I.B.  Tauris, in 2019.

 

9.10pm Dr. Naftali Loewenthal

 

'Aggadic and Chassidic Interpretations of the Theophany'

 

Naftali Loewenthal lectures in Jewish Spirituality at University College London’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. He is author of Communicating the Infinite: the Emergence of the Habad School (Chicago, 1990) and Hasidism beyond Modernity, Studies in Habad Thought and History (Littmann Library).

 

9.30pm Dr. Rafael Dascalu, Oxford 

 

'Travelling through Torah, Travelling through the Self'

 

A native of Sydney, Raphael Dascalu pursued graduate studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem alongside yeshiva studies, and completed his PhD at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the history of philosophy and mysticism, particularly among Jews in the medieval Islamic world. He is an Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University, and coordinator of the Jewish-Muslim Forum at Monash. He is in Oxford for Trinity Term, during which he is co-coordinating the Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies with Prof. Paul Fenton.

 

10pm Evening service

 

10.30pm Shavuot dinner

 

11.30pm Professor Paul Fenton, Oxford

 

Paul B. Fenton is Professor of Hebrew and Co-Director of the Department of Arabic and Hebrew Studies at the Université Paris-Sorbonne. After Rabbinical studies, he majored in Semitics at Strasbourg University and St. Joseph University in Beirut, going on to complete his PhD in Medieval Jewish philosophy and Judaeo-Arabic literature under Georges Vajda (Sorbonne, 1976). From 1978-1983, he was Research Assistant at the University of Cambridge, prior to his appointment as Assistant Professor of Hebrew at Lyons University (1983-1991) and then Full Professor of Hebrew at Strasbourg University (1992-1997). He is currently a visiting fellow at the Oxford centre for Hebrew and Jewish studies.

 

11.50pm Mason Mandell, Oxford

 

'Maimonides and Strauss'

 

12.10pm Pammy Brenner, Oxford

 

12.30pm David Frisch, St Cross College, Oxford

 

12.50pm Rabbi Eli Brackman, Oxford University Chabad Society

 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

 

For more info about the holiday visit:  www.oxfordchabad.org/shavuot 

 

All night learning is kindly co-sponsored by Martin and Lona Stern of Jerusalem and Mr. Barry Lent - Chevington Limited.

 

For more info about the holiday, visit:  www.oxfordchabad.org/shavuot

 

All are welcome! 

 

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Shavuot Morning Services & Reading of the Ten Commandments 

 

Sunday, 5 June and Monday, 6 June, 10am

 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

 

All are welcome!

 

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2nd Night Shavuot Festival Dinner

 

Sunday, 5 June, 10pm

 

At Chabad House, 75 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HR

 

All are welcome! 

 

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Shavuot Dairy Lunch

 

Sunday, 5 June, 1pm 

 

And Monday, 6 June, 1pm

 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

 

All are welcome!

 

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Shavuot Morning Services & Reading of the Ten Commandments 

 

Sunday, 5 June, 10am and Monday, 6 June, 10am - with Yizkor

 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

 

All are welcome!

 

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RSVP for meals: [email protected]

 

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Looking forward to seeing you!

 

Oxford University Chabad Society

 

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