PopUp Exhibition: Ron Feldman on Keeping (Jewish) Time

When: 
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Ron Feldman is a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union, where he earned his PhD in History of Culture and Religion with an emphasis on Judaism. In addition, he earned his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the JCC of the East Bay for the past eight years.

His presentation will focus on the history and evolution of Jewish thinking on time and calendars since antiquity, including the sociological experience of time in diasporic Jewish culture. More specifically, Feldman’s PopUp will bring an environmental perspective to thinking about the tension between the two rhythms central to Jewish time, the wild time of the lunar month and the tame rhythm of the Sabbath (shabbat).

 


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students, visiting artists and other notable guests will present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at a time, these “flash” exhibitions will include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and take part in an exciting learning program, free and open to the public. Close-up view of collections included.

SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE

February 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 19, 26

No lecture on April 12 (Passover)

Check The Magnes calendar and Facebook page for updates

 

Partners

This program was made possible in partnership with the following institution: Jewish Federation of the East Bay

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