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Open  House

Virtual Open House

Monday, April 25, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Registration is free of charge.  Click on event link above to register.

Our Virtual Open House is an opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the field of Judaic studies to speak with Baltimore Hebrew Institute affiliated faculty.  Towson University offers MA degrees in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service and Jewish Studies, as well as post-baccalaureate certificates in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education.



An Evening with Etgar Keret

Honoring our community's educators and communal professionals

Sunday April 24th, 5:00 p.m.

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts

Spend a relaxing and joyful evening with internationally acclaimed Israeli writer and filmmaker, Etgar Keret.  A household name in Israel, Keret is lauded as one of the country's most radical and extraordinary creative artists.

Price of tickets:  As a small gesture of gratitude for their incredible work throughout the global pandemic, we offer every educator and communal professional a free ticket to this event.  All others: $10.  Tickets must be reserved in advanced.  Reservation link.


Recordings of Past Lectures:



The Ethics of Rescue: True Stories Behind Bergen-Belsen's Liberation

Dr. Bernice Lerner

Link to Recorded Webinar

Event recorded March 23, 2022

In this author's talk: Dr. Bernice Lerner will discuss events that led a Holocaust survivor, Rachel Genuth, and a British medical director, Glyn Hughes, to Bergen-Belsen, and why their narratives tell larger, little-known stories about the suffering of victims, the struggles of liberators, and about the human capacity for fortitude and redemption.  


Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes

The Sraiah and Chana Shoubin Lecture

Jeremy Benstein, Ph.D.

Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World

Link to Recorded Webinar

Event recorded April 12, 2021

Why does Hebrew matter?  And how does engagement with the language enrich Jewishness?

Jeremy Benstein is an educator and author. He holds a BA in linguistics from Harvard, a master's degree in Judaic studies from the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, and a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the Hebrew University. He is the author of two books, The Way Into Judaism and the Environment (Jewish Lights, 2006) and Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language In a Global World (Behrman House, 2019).