JUSTIN KRON | Founding Director of the Kesher Project and Coordinator of the Kesher Forum | Encountering Jesus Through the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur)
SCREENING OF AMERICA AND THE ISRAEL EFFECT (Hatikvah Films, 55 min) | Post-screening discussion with Director Stephen Briggs
JULIANA TAIMOORAZY | 2021 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a Simon Wiesenthal Center Medal of Valor recipient, and the Founding President of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council
AUBREY BUSTER, PH.D. | Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College | Author of Remembering the Story of Israel: Historical Summaries and Memory Formation in Second Temple Judaism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022)
Screening of The Great Rage | This is the first installment of the five-part series, Covenant & Controversy (FAI Studios), which assesses the historical expressions of Jew-hatred and grapples with the modern progression of this international rage in present-day.
RABBI EVAN MOFFIC | Spiritual leader of Solel Makom Lakeside, Highland Park, IL and the author of several books, including What Every Christian Needs to Know About Judaism
DANNY SPUNGEN | Trustee of the Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation and curator of one of the best known collections of Holocaust materials related to stamps, covers, postcards, letters, bank note forgeries, and manuscripts from concentration camps & Jewish ghettos
April 6 (Thursday)
THE PASSOVER EXPERIENCE | Experience a traditional Passover Seder through the lens of the Jewish sages and the writers of the New Testament
Dinner at 6:30pm | Seder at 7:15pm
DR. JOHN WALTON, Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College, Author of several books, including Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible
June - August | Summer Break
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
OTHER DATES TO REMEMBER:
Purim begins the evening of Mon., Mar. 6, 2023
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Humanitarian Awards Dinner | March 2022
Passover begins the evening of Wed., Apr. 5 and ends the evening of Thu., Apr. 13, 2022
Easter | Sun., Apr. 9, 2023
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) begins the evening of Mon., April 17, 2023
United States Memorial Museum Risa K. Lambert Luncheon, Sheraton Grand Chicago | TBD
Rosh Hashanah (5784) begins the evening of Fri., Sept. 15, 2023
Yom Kippur begins the evening of Sun., Sept. 24, 2023
Sukkot begins the evening of Fri., Sept. 29 and ends the evening of Fri., Oct. 6, 2023
Hanukkah begins the evening of Thu., Dec. 7 and ends the evening of Fri., Dec. 15, 2023
International Holocaust Remembrance Day | Sat., Jan. 27, 2024
Gregory Athnos, Dr. Richard Averbeck, Pastor John Bell, Dr. Aubrey Buster, Jenny Berg Chandler, Mark Chassman, Dr. Stuart Dauermann, Aaron Elster, Rabbi Niles Goldstein, Dr. Ingrid Faro, Silvia Foti, Pastor Jacob Fronczak, Aaron Fruh, Daniel Gruber, Stan Guthrie, Alan Handler, Sam Harris, Dr. Peter Hayes, Dr. James Hoffmeier, Pastor David Jankowski, Dr. Boaz Johnson, Dr. Walter Kaiser, Karen Kaplan, Rev. Dr. George Koch, Josh Larsen, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, John W. Mauck, Rabbi Evan Moffic, Dr. John Monson, Todd Morehead, Dr. Paul Nelson, Dr. Theresa Newell, Brian Newman, Randy Newman, Rev. Dan McNerney, Dr. Jacob Rosenberg, Dr. Michael Rydelnik, Mimi Sagadin, Ben Schlan, Jeff Schoep, Agnes Schwartz, Dr. Tim Sigler, Kevin Singer, Dr. Andrew Steinmann, Dan Strull, Wes Taber, Julianna Taimoorazy, Lois Tverberg, Murray Tilles, Michelle Van Loon, Dr. Michael Wechsler, Dr. Joel Willits, Michael Wolf, Dr. Julius Wong-Loi Sing, Jack Zimmerman
Please note that our current and past presenters do not necessarily share the same theological, doctrinal, or methodological perspectives, and their participation is not an endorsement of the Kesher Forum, the host church, or any of the organizations its participants are affiliated with. We don't expect them to. But we all agree that it is possible to learn from and have respectful dialogue with people we may disagree with and they with us.
Who is wise? One who learns from all people.
That is the spirit of the Kesher Forum.