Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Shabbat dinner and lecture with Dr. Orit Avnery

May 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Shabbat dinner and lecture with Dr. Orit Avnery
“Who is In Who is Out: The Two Voices of Ruth”
May 5, 2017
Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat Shabbat: 7 pm
Shabbat dinner: 7:45 pm
$10 per child, student, & young professional, $18 per adult, $50 maximum per family
Lecture with Dr. Orit Avnery: 8:30 pm
To sign up for Shabbat dinner, please register & pay online or make your reservation by email through the CBI Office.
RSVP by Tuesday night, May 2– Dinners fill up quickly, please register early!

Dr. Orit Avnery is a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has studied at the Matan Women’s Institute for Jewish Studies.
She received her Ph.D. in Bible Studies at Bar-Ilan University. Her dissertation is entitled The Threefold Cord: Interrelations between the Books of Samuel, Ruth and Esther. Orit was a participant in the ATID – Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions – fellowship program for future educational leaders, and she served as the coordinator of its Yeud Beit Midrash for three years.
Orit taught Bible studies at Pelech High School for girls, and Midreshet Lindenbaum and currently teaches at the Be’eri School for Teacher Education, Shalem College, and Matan.
Orit’s book Liminal Women: Belonging and Otherness in the Books of Ruth and Esther was published by The Shalom Hartman Institute and Keter Press in 2015.



May 5, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Congregation Beth Israel
1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
+ Google Map

We are CBI

  • Thom and Betty Thom and Betty
  • Ori and Rena Ori and Rena
  • Katrin Katrin
  • Bob and Barbara Bob and Barbara
  • Leslie and Alan Leslie and Alan
  • Nell and Chaim Nell and Chaim
  • Joan Joan
  • Josh and Jen Josh and Jen