2017-2018 Mandelbaum Family Coronado Lecture Series

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Location: Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado


Models of Jesus’ Jewishness

Jan. 22, 2018 at 7:00pm - North County Lecture Series
Jan. 24, 2018 at 10:30am - Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series


Jesus lived, taught and died as a Jew. He was completely embedded in the Jewish world of practice and piety. This lecture will present different models of Jesus' Jewishness as presented in the New Testament narrative. We will looks at texts that demonstrate a Jesus who embodies qualities of 1st century Judaism and a Jesus who fashions elements of charismatic Judaism.

Lecturer: Rabbi Adam M. Wright

Jan. 22: Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Jan. 24: Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Price: Free
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Nothing New Under the Sun: Sleep in the Bible

February 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM - Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series

Scientists today consider their discoveries to be landmarks. Yet thousands of years ago there was already a tremendous knowledge about sleep. There are references to sleep in the Bible that can be directly interpreted by what we know today about sleep disorders.

Lecturer: Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel

Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Price: Free
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Marc Chagall – The Most Important 20th Century Jewish Artist

March 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM - Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series

In this lecture we will discuss Mark Chagall, the world’s preeminent Jewish artist. A Master of Dreams an Storytelling, Chagall’s unique expressive and poetic paintings will be shown and discussed. Images of childhood memories, floating people, flying goats, brides and grooms and fiddlers on the roof. We’ll cover his paintings, stained glass windows, tapestries and mosaics. Join us to discuss what motivated Chagall; What/who influenced him; What’s unique about his art compared to other major artists; How does his art fit with other art movements in the 19th and 20th century.

Lecturer: Guri Stark

Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Price: Free
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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Women in the Rabbinate: Seeds Planted, Lessons Learned, Truths Exposed

April 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM - North County Lecture Series
April 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM - Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series


Rabbi Lenore Bohm was one of the first 50 women ordained by the Reform movement and the first woman rabbi to serve in San Diego County. In this presentation, Rabbi Bohm will talk about the events that led to the women being ordained in all movements of Judaism, beginning in 1972. Amusing and unexpected vignettes from her life as a student, a mother, and a congregational rabbi will entertain and perhaps challenge you.

Lecturer: Rabbi Lenore Bohm

April 23: Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
April 25: Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Price: Free
Box Office (858) 362-1348

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