The Rabbi Michael B. Eisenstat MIniversity of Judaism presents its 2024 lineup of diverse and dynamic speakers. An eclectic range of subjects have been selected to pique your interest and imagination. We invite you to savor a stimulating adult educational experience that highlights Jewish culture, values, history, and more.
Held on Wednesdays between December 6, 2023 – March 20, 2024 in the Fran Mann Memorial Library (also available on ZOOM), and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.
To register, visit www.longboatkeytemple.org/miniversity, or contact the Temple office at (941) 383-3428.
FREE for members of Temple Beth Israel, $10 per person, per lecture for non-member guests. Open to the community.
Location: Temple Beth Israel – 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 10, 17 | 2-3:30PM in the Fran Mann Memorial Library
Rabbi Howard Simon – Realities After Gaza
Lecture One Jan 3 – Israel Adjusts to New Realities
Lectures Two Jan 10 – The Rise of Anti-Semitism Worldwide
Lecture Three Jan 17 – Where Do We Go from Here?
Rabbi Simon is a graduate of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has served a number of congregations, including Temple Emanu-El in Sarasota. He has joined the staff of Toale Brothers Funeral Home as a liaison to the Jewish community, where he can provide counseling and outreach with a focus on serving the needs of Jewish families.
Simon was ordained as a rabbi at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to assuming leadership of Sarasota’s Temple Emanu-El Congregation, he had served congregations in Baltimore, MD; Atlantic City, NJ; Cincinnati, OH and Knoxville, TN. Simon is vice president of the Sarasota Ministerial Association, and writes a monthly column for The Jewish News sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Sarasota/Manatee. He was a founder and president of Knoxville’s Interfaith Health Clinic, served a number of years on the board of the Jewish Federation, led three Interfaith Missions to Israel sponsored by the Jewish Federation and was the founding Chairman of the Esther and Robert Heller Israel Advisory Initiative of the Jewish Federation.