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BIBLE STUDY CENTER
Wandering and Wondering: More than Just the Numbers
with Gideon Amir, Master Teacher
The Book of Numbers starts with a census, but as we learn from Albert Einstein, “not everything that counts, can be counted.” How did a nation of slaves form into a unified people ready to inherit the Promised Land? What effects did forty years of wandering and constant leadership challenges have on who we as Jews ultimately became? Explore these, and other unique perspectives as master teacher Gideon Amir guides you through the fourth book of the Torah. We will explore these intriguing themes throughout the year, but there are no prerequisites for any of the trimesters. Additionally, no knowledge of Hebrew is needed.
Sundays, 10:30 AM - Noon
At and co-sponsored by the Bender JCC
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852
Rates Per Trimester
Note: You may register for the full year, or for any of the three trimesters separately.
$100 Friends of the Foundation and Bender JCC members
$120 General Public
Gideon Amir was born in Holland to Holocaust survivors who went to Israel in 1947. He grew up in Jerusalem. Like all Israelis, after finishing high school, Gideon joined the Israeli army where he volunteered and served in the Paratroopers.
Gideon received a Bachelor‘s degree in Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rechovot.
In 1980, he moved to the United States, where he worked as a manager in several companies including Sperry Univac, British Telecom and Cisco Systems. Then in 1999 he followed his interest in Judaic Studies and enrolled in a full-time graduate program at Baltimore Hebrew University, where, in May 2001, he received a master’s degree (with honors) and completed further studies.
As such, he re-directed his passion for teaching from computer science to the teaching of Jewish and Bible subjects at various adult education programs lincluding the Foundation for Jewish Studies, Osher at Johns Hopkins University and Oasis. Gideon is also teaches regularly at loca synagogues and churches. including several years in the NE Presbyterian Women conference.
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