Today is October 18, 2021 -

Congregation B'nai Israel

154 Years of Consecrated Service to God, Torah and Israel.

6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 517-8400

CBI Scholar in Residence Weekend Oct. 16 & 17, 2021

Join us as we welcome Dr. Yonatan Miller, Ph.D. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Shabbat services and Dr. M Adryael Tong, Ph.D. on Sunday, Oct. 17th at 10:30 AM.

Dr. Yonatan Miller, Ph.D.

“Making Order of the Messiness of Monotheism”

Saturday, October 16, 2021 during Shabbat Services

Dr. Yonatan S. Miller is the Philip Markowicz Endowed Assistant Professor of Judaism and Jewish Biblical Studies at The University of Toledo. He holds an MA and PhD in Ancient Judaism from Harvard University, and a BA from Yeshiva University. Dr. Miller researches the interpretive reception of biblical motifs among ancient Jewish writers.

Dr. Miller will discuss how contemporary Jewish conceptions of the God of Israel are filtered through so many lenses that they scarcely do justice to the complexities of the Divine that are preserved in our earliest sources.

Dr. M Adryael Tong, Ph.D.

“The Parting of the Ways?: Did Ancient Jews and Christians Really Disagree about Circumcision?”

Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:30 AM

Dr. M Adryael Tong is Assistant Professor of Early Christian Scriptures at Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA. She holds a PhD in Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity from Fordham University, two Master’s degrees from Yale Divinity School, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tong’s research on theological debates surrounding circumcision challenges our use of the categories of ‘sameness’ and ‘difference’ in the study of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity.