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Foundation Stone

Walder Science Inaugural Scholar-In-Residence Program presents:
Foundation Stone
The Secrets Beneath Our Feet: Torah and Archaeology

The Walder Science Scholar-in-Residence Program engages and educates the Chicago Jewish community in the areas of Torah and science through an annual lecture series featuring distinguished international speakers.

We are thrilled to offer the Chicago community a unique learning opportunity with Foundation Stone. World renowned for their expertise in connecting the Torah with the archaeology of the land of Israel, they will open a window into more than a thousand years of Jewish history!
During these 10 days of TOARCH (Torah & Archaeology) with Foundation Stone, there will be learning sessions at our day schools and synagogues*, leading up to the following exciting free community programs:

Community Keynote Presentation
New Developments in Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls
Nov. 11, 7:00 pm at Mikor HaChaim
2849 W Chase Ave, Chicago, IL

The understanding of the significance of the Dead Sea
Scrolls has gone through remarkable changes since
their discovery in 1947 as a result of their recent full
publication and the development of new scientific
avenues for research. We invite you to hear from one
of the world’s leading experts, Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, who will explain how
this progress enhances our understanding of the Torah and Judaism.

Keynote Presentation Registration 

Oneg Shabbos Friday Night
Nov. 12, 8:30 pm at 2 locations:

Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan
Ancient Israel Comes Alive: Explore Exciting Artifacts On-Site!
Adas Yeshurun Social Hall 3050 W Touhy, Chicago, IL

Rabbi Lawrence Schiffman
Chanuka: What Really Happened
Shkop Home 6850 N. Francisco Ave.

Enjoy a meaningful Oneg Shabbos with Foundation
Stone’s Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan and David Willner
and Dead Sea Scroll expert, Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman

 Oneg Registration

Shabbos Day Shul Programs
Shabbos Day Community Programming
Nov. 13

Touhy Area with Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan
Shabbos Morning Drasha at Mikor HaChaim: The Inside Stories of the Makkabi Battles and Their Mesiras  Nefesh
Shalosh Seudos at Shaarei Tzedek: Staring Destruction in the Face, Reforging the Future-Yavne‘s Triumph

Pratt Area with Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman
Shabbos Morning Drasha at Ezras Israel: Rabbis and Sectarians: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Rabbinic Judaism
Shalosh Seudos at KINS at 4:20pm: Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hasmoneans

Skokie Area with David Willner and Jim Long
Afternoon Shiur at Ohr Torah at 3:15pm: Maccabees and Bris of Yaakov and Noach
Shalosh Seudos at Young Israel of Skokie: Topic to be announced

Riddle of the Exodus
Nov. 13, 8:30 pm at Holiday Inn, Skokie
5300 W Touhy Avenue, Skokie, IL

Film producer and Noahide Jim Long will present Riddle of
the Exodus, an exploration of one man’s search
to see if the account of Hebrews’ Exodus from
Egypt in the Torah can be found in the Egyptian
historical record. Q&A will follow.

Riddle of the Exodus Registration

Oriental Institute Tours
Nov 14., 11:00 pm, 1:00 pm
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL
$10 entrance fee

Explore empires and kings and their confrontation with Israel
with Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan and David Willner.

Registration required, space is limited to 25 people per group.

 Oriental Institute Registration

Treasures of the Copper Scroll
Nov 15, 7:00 pm at JCC, Northbrook
300 Revere Dr, Northbrook, IL

Film producer Jim Long will present his powerful
documentary Treasures of the Copper Scroll. The film
features the real-life Indiana Jones, Dr. Vendyl Jones.
Q&A will follow.

 Treasures of the Copper Scroll 

*To learn more about school visits, ATT Teacher Workshops, and Walder Education Teacher Consultations, contact programs@walderlab.org.

Attendees are kindly asked to wear a face mask.

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