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Kent State’s Jewish Studies Program Lunch and Learn Series Continues, Jan. 24

Posted Jan. 17, 2012

The Jewish Studies Program at Kent State University continues its Lunch and Learn series, where various topics will be discussed, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

The first event in the Lunch and Learn series for spring 2012 titled “The End: Jewish Views of the Afterlife,” features Benjamin D. Sommer, Ph.D., award-winning author and professor at The Jewish Theological Seminary. The lecture will begin at noon in Room 315 of the Kent Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your lunch, and dessert and beverages will be provided.

“The Jewish Studies Program is excited about bringing learning opportunities to our community,” said Chaya Kessler, director of Kent State’s Jewish Studies Program.

Sommer teaches Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Sommer will be spending this year as a Fellow at the Tikvah Center for Jewish Law and Civilization. Previously, Sommer served at Northwestern University as the director of the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies.

This program is in collaboration with the Siegal College of Judaic Studies. The Lunch and Learn series is supported by a friend of the Jewish Studies Program, anonymously. 

For more information regarding Kent State’s Jewish Studies Program or Lunch and Learn, call Kessler at 330-672-8926 or visit

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Media Contact:
Chaya Kessler,, 330-672-8926