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    TOARCH Torah & Archaeology Shabbaton
    February 23-24, 2018
    KEMP MILL SYNAGOGUE
    11910 Kemp Mill Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
    • Friday Night
      Oneg Shabbat with Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan, David Willner, and Jim Long
      TOPIC: Between the Nile and the Euphrates: An Alphabetic Revolution
    • Shabbat Morning
      Shabbat Sermon or Shiur with Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan
      TOPIC: The Archaeological World of Avraham Avinu
    • Shabbat Afternoon
      Shiur with Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan
      TOPIC: TBD
    • Seudat Shlishit
      Prof. Aaron Demsky will take you on a fascinating tour of an ancient enigma. In excavations of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, an inscription was found that says “LeBeit HaTekiya Asher LeHa…” - what is the missing word? What does archaeology, the Mishna, and epigraphy tell us about this important find?
    • Seudat Shlishit (NCSY)
      Archaeologist and Rabbi, Barnea Selavan will razzle and dazzle local high-school kids with artefacts, images, maps and some amazing stories that will thrill and delight about the deep roots of the Jewish people in the land of Israel.
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Sample program from TOARCH ’14 San Diego
Shabbat - First Session (Friday Night)
Torah & Archaeology: What Lies Beneath
With Archaeologist R’ Barnea Levi Selavan

Shabbat Sermon - Second Session
The Geography and Archaeology of Avraham Avinu
With David Willner, Foundation Stone coDirector

Shabbat Morning - Third Session (Before Lunch)
The Brit of Noah and the Brit of Israel
With Jim Long and David Willner

Shabbat Afternoon - Fourth Session
REVOLT! Chanukah, Churban, and Bar Kochba
With Barnea Levi Selavan and David Willner

Seudat Shlishit* - Fifth Session (option)
A Call from the Mountain:
An Enigmatic Inscription form the Second Temple

with Prof. Aaron Demsky

Motzai Shabbat - Multimedia Melava Malka
The Real Philistines
with Prof. Aren Maeir, Bar Ilan University
Riddle of the Exodus
with Writer, Producer and Director Jim Long
Sample Sunday Program - TOARCH ’13 Baltimore

Registration
Light Breakfast and Panel Discussion

First Session
Educator Seminar
(all sessions are open to the general public)
Integrating Visual Anchors into the Educational Paradigm - Working with Maps, Artefacts and Media

Second Session
The Rabbi and the Archaeologist:
Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan and Prof. Yuval Gadot

Third Session
Riddle of the Exodus
with Jim Long