Lighting More Than Our Menorahs at Torah Quest 2016

At Torah Quest 2016, 150 guests enjoyed an evening of engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining workshops, from Chanukah cooking demonstrations and cake decorating to learning the real story of Chanukah, and so much more…
Torah Quest 2016 kicked off with a beautiful musical Havdalah service led by Beth Tfiloh High School’s a cappella choir, Kolenu. Avraham Infeld, The Sue Glick Liebman Visiting Israel Scholar, offered the keynote address before the audience of 150 members headed off to their selected workshops, including:
  • “Chanukah Cooking for Foodies,” with nutritionist and cookbook author Miri Rotkovitz
  • “Israel: Jewish State or State of Jews or...,” with Avraham Infeld
  • “Light for the Soul: Spiritual Messages of Chanukah,” with BT’s Rabbi Chai Posner
  • “The Real Story of Chanukah: What You’ve Never Learned,” with author, journalist and BT High School history teacher Dr. Neil Rubin
  • “Chanukah Cake Design and Decorating,” with Pariser’s Bakery’s Shani Wecker and Moti Margalit
  • “Lighting Chanukah Candles: A Talmudic Analysis,” with BT High School Director of Judaic Studies Rabbi Mordechai Soskil
  • “BDS: What Can We Do to Fight It?,” with BT High School Hebrew language department chair and Israel shaliach Haggai Lavie
  • “The Inter-denominational Jewish Marriage: Can a Baltimore Hebrew Boy and a Ner Tamid Girl Marry and Find Happiness at Beth Tfiloh?,” a panel discussion with Shelley and Bobby Kaye, Stacy and Louis Schwartz, Ilona and Lewis Dennen, which addressed how each couple navigates differing levels of religious observance
  • “Leaving an Ethical Will for Your Children,” by BT Director of Education Mrs. Zipora Schorr
Following the thought-provoking evening, the guests enjoyed an elegant dessert reception.

Torah Quest gratefully acknowledges the generosity of:
  • The family of Sheldon Berman z”l
  • Rosanne and Keith Ehrlich 
  • The Sue Glick Liebman Visiting Israel Scholar Program
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