2017 Max Ticktin Memorial Latke-Hamentasch Debate

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Date(s) - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adas Israel Congregation


WHAT: Max Ticktin Memorial Latke-Hamentasch Debate
WHO: Jewish Study Center of Washington, DC
WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7PM—9PM
WHERE: Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA (map)
COST: Jewish Study Center and Adas Israel members, $12; General Admission, $15
(Includes sampling of latkes and hamentaschen); ASL interpretation will be provided

Advance registration kindly requested:

Max Ticktin Memorial Latke-Hamentasch Debate:
Do Alternative Facts Affect Texture and Taste?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7PM–9PM
Hosted by Adas Israel Congregation

Jewish Study Center (JSC) presents the 26th annual comic symposium delving into the eternal question: Which is better, the latke or the hamentasch? Local scholars and celebrities will engage in a humorous, moderated debate weighing the academic, political, and religious aspects of this important and controversial question! After the hour (or so) of argumentation, the audience is invited to conduct its own tasty research by sampling a variety of latkes and hamentaschen.

The 2017 Max Ticktin Memorial Latke-Hamentasch Debate welcomes esteemed panelists:

Moderator: Susan Barocas, writer, teacher, filmmaker, and chef; founding director of the Jewish Food Experience and guest chef for three White House Seders

Aaron Alexander, Associate Rabbi, Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, DC

Diana Cohen Altman, JSC board member and principal of Cultural Diplomacy Associates, L.L.C.

Zahara Heckscher, Chief Poetic Officer, the Poetry Game Project (in Yiddish, English, and Spanish)

In 2017, the Jewish Study Center renamed its signature event in loving memory of founder Max Ticktin (z”l), who brought the debate to Washington, DC from the University of Chicago.

Max Ticktin, z”l, was a founder of The Jewish Study Center and a guiding spirit for many years. His vision of a cooperative and participatory Lehrhaus—where teachers learn and learners teach, and where everyone has something to teach others—shaped us and carried through the many other institutions he shaped and the many lives he touched.

The Jewish Study Center offers a wide array of classes and programs of Jewish content and invites anyone, regardless of background, to learn, grow, and socialize with our community of learners. Our classes include text study in Bible, Mishna, Talmud, and Midrash, as well as courses in Jewish arts and culture, ethics, history, and philosophy. Courses regularly apply Jewish tradition to issues of social action, politics, interpersonal relationships, and work.

The Jewish Study Center is committed to a pluralistic egalitarian approach to Jewish study that encourages active participation in the rich and meaningful tradition of Judaism. Teachers continue to study in our learning community and students often become teachers.