Please join Washington Square Minyan on March 2-3 as we host a dynamic shabbat with Scholar in Residence, Dr. Elisha Russ-Fishbane. Elisha is an historian of Jewish life and culture in the Islamic world. He currently teaches at Princeton University as a Tikvah Postdoctoral Fellow and will be joining the faculty of Wesleyan University in the Department of Religion in the coming fall. Elisha received his doctorate from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. His dissertation, Between Politics and Piety: Abraham Maimonides and his Times (July, 2009), an historical portrait of medieval Egyptian Jewish society and spirituality, was a recipient of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise from the University of Heidelberg for a doctoral dissertation on the topic of religion and spirituality. Elisha researches the socio-economic, religious, and intellectual intersections of medieval Judaism and Islam. His current work explores the history of Jewish-Sufism in medieval Egypt and the quest for prophetic illumination in the medieval Jewish and Islamic traditions.
--There are multiple opportunities for you to participate in the weekend, all detailed below. We hope you'll join us!
--New to the area? Join us! We can't wait to meet you!
--Babysitting will be provided during services, as well as during Dr. Russ-Fishbane's talk, on Shabbat day, March 3.
--There is no cost to join us for any part of the weekend. However, please consider making a donation to Washington Square Minyan to support the many services that we offer. Your contribution for any amount will go a long way toward helping us fund this and future community programs. www.tinyurl.com/wsmdonate.
-- If you have any questions, please contact Meira Russ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is supported in part by a Young Adult Community Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.