Qabbalat Shabbat with Scholar in Residence Dara Horn


December 9, 2022


06:00 PM - 07:30 PM EDT



Gather with us onsite or online for Qabbalat Shabbat. All are welcome to join this service full of prayer, meditation, and music!

Friday, December 9 kicks off our 5783 Scholar in Residence Weekend featuring Dara Horn. Dara Horn's opening lecture "Agreeable Jews, Dead Jews, and the Challenge of Diversity" will explore and expand on themes and lessons learned from her recent essay collection, followed by a Q&A moderated by Rabbi Suzie Jacobson. 

Join us on Zoom, on Facebook Live, or via Temple Israel’s livestream.

Questions? Call 617-566-3960 or email


5783 Scholar in Residence Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six novels and the 2021 essay collection People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present. She is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s 25 Best Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, among many other publications. Horn received her doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard University, studying Yiddish and Hebrew. She has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard. 

Dara Horn will be onsite at Temple Israel to lead three learning sessions December 9 - 10, 2022. All are welcome. 

Sponsored by the Smith Family Innovation Fund in honor of Rabbi Ronne Friedman:

Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

Richard and Susan Smith (z"l)
John and Amy Smith Berylson, James Berylson
Jonathan Block and Jennifer Berylson Block
Robert Katz and Elizabeth Berylson Katz
Robert and Dana Smith, Madeleine Smith, Ryan Smith
Debra Smith Knez, Jessica Knez
Andrew and Krista Knez

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