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Welcoming Shabbat with Rabbi Joseph Skloot

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Rabbi Joseph Skloot

Light candles with us, join in Kiddush, and enjoy challah as we welcome Shabbat together. We will  be joined by Rabbi Joseph Skloot who will speak on “Being Human (and being a Jew) in an age of Robots.”

Join us in-person at Temple Micah! Proof of vaccination is required at the door. No advance registration is required to attend in-person.

To join us online, please contact the office to receive the Zoom link.

About Rabbi Skloot

Rabbi Skloot is the Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual History at HUC-JIR/New York. He received his Ph.D. in Jewish History at Columbia University (2017), where his dissertation was entitled, “Printing, Hebrew Book Culture and Sefer Ḥasidim.” His research explores the effects of printing on Hebrew texts during the sixteenth century and his teaching encompasses courses in early modern and modern Jewish history and Jewish religious thought. He is currently at work preparing his dissertation for publication.

Prior to his appointment to HUC-JIR’s faculty, Skloot served as Associate Rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation. He was ordained a rabbi at HUC-JIR (2010), where his thesis was entitled, “The Stunning Controversy: Marcus Horovitz and Jewish Animal Slaughter,” and where he was one of the inaugural Tisch Rabbinical Fellows. He received his A.B. in History, cum laude, at Princeton University (2005). His thesis at Princeton was entitled, “Moses of Hamilton Terrace: The Hertz Torah Commentary in Context and Interpretation.”

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