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Scholar in Residence Shabbat with Dr. Richard Freund

Friday, February 22, 2019 • 17 Adar I 5779

6:30 PM - 2:00 PM Next Day20 Dover Rd, West Hartford 06119

Dr. Richard A. Freund is the Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford. Professor Freund has directed over a dozen archeological projects on behalf of the University of Hartford in Israel, including sites associated with the beginnings of Christianity and Judaism at Nazareth, Bethsaida, and Qumran. In addition, he has directed projects on behalf of the University of Hartford in Spain, Poland, Rhodes, Greece and Lithuania. Dr. Freund’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Time magazine, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Archaeology, Smithsonian magazine and featured on the BBC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR and Fox News and in hundreds of media outlets worldwide. Dr. Freund is the author of over 100 scholarly articles and eleven books including his new book Archaeology of the Holocaust: Vilna, Rhodes, and Escape Tunnels which will be published in 2019.


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Friday, February 22: The Archeology of the Exodus.
5:15 PM - Shabbat Tefilot. 6:30 PM Dinner & Presentation
The Exodus is perhaps the most important experience of the Israelites in the Bible and has been celebrated by the Jewish people for millennia. One might ask: “what is the physical evidence that the Exodus really happened?” Join Professor Freund as he takes us through this exciting search for all of the archeological, historical, and physical evidence. You will want to hear all this before your next Passover Seder!
Saturday, February 23: The Archeology of the Holocaust
9:00 AM Beit Midrash  9:30 AM Shabbat Tefilot  12:00 PM Kiddush Lunch & Presentation

This presentation will survey methodology in the archeology of the Holocaust done with preliminary, noninvasive geoscience scans of all sites; evaluation of testimonies and documentation; followed by limited and pinpoint excavation in Poland, Lithuania
and Greece. This process has now been chronicled in a series of documentaries and Dr. Freund will show why this new technique just may aid future research of all genocides.
Please choose if you will attend both sessions with meals (Friday dinner and Shabbat lunch) or Shabbat lunch only. The fee for Friday dinner includes Shabbat lunch. There is no reduced fee for Friday night dinner only.
How many in your party? Please enter the number of adults (NOT the total number of meals). We know you are attending both, so we will use the number in your party to plan for both Friday and Saturday meals. 
Your additional contribution helps support events like this and more. Please consider becoming a Scholar-in-Residence sponsor. Donations of $50 or more will be acknowledged in the event program. 

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