From Darkness to Light

Facilitators: Steven P. Schwartz, Beth El Congregation Senior Rabbi and Rosann M. Catalano, Ph.D. Dr. Catalano is an independent scholar and teacher. From 1994 to 2017 she was associated with the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies where she held the position of Scholar of Roman Catholic Christianity. She currently teaches at Beth El, Chizuk Amuno, the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies, and the Catholic Community at Relay. A systematic theologian, Dr. Catalano holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Systematic Theology from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto. Her ongoing research continues to focus on the complex relationship
between prayer and suffering, and on the dynamic interplay of emerging Christianity and rabbinic Judaism in the first centuries of the Common Era.

Dates: Wednesday, October 30, November 6, 13, 20

Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Locataion: Agus Library

“Darkness to Light” is one of the primal themes that shape and sustain both the identity and religious imaginations of Jews and Christians alike. This course will examine the rituals and practices, structure of the liturgies, prayers, and scriptural texts associated with Hanukkah and the liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas.

Fee: $50/Beth El Congregation members; $60/non-members. Registration is required for all participants.

For further information, contact Ellen Marks at [email protected] or 410-580-5166.