PopUp Exhibition: Ron Feldman on Keeping (Jewish) Time

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Ron Feldman is a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union, where he earned his PhD in History of Culture and Religion with an emphasis on Judaism. In addition, he earned his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the JCC of the East Bay for the past eight years.

His presentation will focus on the history and evolution of Jewish thinking on time and calendars since antiquity, including the sociological experience of time in diasporic Jewish culture. More specifically, Feldman’s PopUp will bring an environmental perspective to thinking about the tension between the two rhythms central to Jewish time, the wild time of the lunar month and the tame rhythm of the Sabbath (shabbat).

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