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Lunch and Learn @ Gratz- What’s in a Jewish Name

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$4 - $19

What’s in a Jewish Name?

Learn about Jewish naming customs and superstitions, the origin and meaning of popular names, going back to the Bible, continuing into Rabbinic literature and the Middle Ages, and including modern Israeli names. We will also discuss Yiddish names popular among Ashkenazic Jews. Names are divided into several categories such as theophoric (containing one of the names of God), names based on flora and fauna, and those based on emotions or particular
situations like the names of Jacob’s sons.

Presented by:
Rabbi Robert Layman served as Executive Director of the Delaware Valley and Eastern Pennsylvania Regions of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. He was appointed to that position in 1987 after having served for thirteen years as the rabbi of Beth Tikvah-B’nai Jeshurun, a congregation in suburban Philadelphia. Previously he held posts as rabbi or educational director of congregations in New Jersey, Rhode Island, and eastern Pennsylvania. Rabbi Layman is a former chairman of the Board of JCHS of Gratz College and has served as president of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia.

This presentation is an outgrowth of the column “Speaking of Names” that Rabbi Layman wrote for the Jewish Exponent under the pseudonym Haim Reuveni.

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
$4 - $19
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Website:
https://gratzcollege.formstack.com/forms/lunch_learn_march_22

Venue

Gratz College
7605 Old York Rd
Melrose Park, PA 19027 United States
Phone:
2156357300
Website:
www.gratz.edu

Organizer

Gratz College
Phone:
215-
Email:
mcohen@