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Sunday, March 19 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The Ancient Synagogue: Origin, Form, and Function

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In this session, I will give an archaeological overview of the ancient synagogue building. When and where was the first synagogue built? Why was it needed? What did the first synagogues look like and what did people do in them? How were they furnished and decorated? Backed by archaeological evidence, this session will give an overview of the ancient synagogue building in Israel and the Diaspora from the 2nd century BCE to the 7th century CE.

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Tine Rassalle

Dr. Tine Rassalle (she/her) is the curator at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans and a biblical archaeologist. She has a BA and MA in Archaeology of the Ancient Near East from Ghent University (Belgium), a BA in Hebrew and Aramaic Cultures from Leiden University... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2023 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
JCC Library