17 2019

Jewish Graffiti in the Ancient World

11:15AM - 1:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Israel 171 Ridge Road
Rumson, NJ 07760

Contact Emilie Kovit-Meyer
Refreshments served; Donations appreciated.
732-842-1800, x 203 (Phone)
732-842-7269 (Fax)

What was it like to be a Jew in the Roman Empire? Archeologist and Brooklyn College Professor Karen Stern reveals her recent discoveries of inscriptions in synagogues, theaters, and tombs that provide intriguing insights into Jewish life under Roman domination.
Stern's new book -- Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity -- explores the spontaneous expressions of a minority community, revealing their everyday concerns, hopes and relationships with their non-Jewish neighbors.
Stern has taught at USC, Dartmouth & Brown - where she received her PHD. She conducts field research throughout the Mediterranean and has excavated sites in Israel, Jordan and Greece.

Sponsor: Adult Education/Cultrual Programming Committee of Congregation B'nai Israel