Rabbi Sarko has developed a number of seminars for both Jewish and
non-Jewish groups which he has presented in synagogues, churches,
schools, universities and many other public venues. Seminars range
from a one hour session to multiple sessions for those that wish for
a more in-depth discussion. The rabbi brings an interactive experience
combining the use of multimedia tools with traditional lecture and
discussion to provide a vibrant learning experience.
Seminar topics include:
- Jewish Texts - A presentation
of Jewish texts in the written (Torah Shebechtav) and oral (Torah Shelbeapeh) traditions. The
seminar will explain how they are organized and provide an understanding of the
major issues presented by each text.
- The Gospels Viewed Through the Old Testament -
An exploration of the themes,structures and approaches used in the Gospels through
the lens of Judaism.
- The Amidah - A look into the
history, meaning and modern application of the Shemoneh Esreh prayers said at each
Jewish prayer service.
- A Jewish Wedding - A presentation
of the different aspects of what makes up a Jewish wedding,its history, customs
and its laws.
- Judaism through the Ages
- This seminar will describe the different characteristics of Judaism as it has
developed throughout history and into the modern day.
- Jewish Authors - This is
a series of in-depth, stand-alone examinations of individual authors. Past
presentations include Isaac Balshevis Singer, Sholem Aleichem, Shumel Agnon,
Bernard Malamud, Cynthia Ozick, and Allegra Goodman, with many others
avaiable. If your group has a particular author in mind, Rabbi Sarko
will prepare a discussion accordingly.
- Judaism 101 -A basic
overview of Judaism either for non-Jewish groups with little or no
understanding of Judaism or Jewish groups who wish to develop a better
understanding of the foundational principles of the religion.
- The Meaning and History of Midrash -
Midrash is a method used for investigation and interpretation
of a verse in the Five Books of Moses. It is designed to teach a lesson through
the form of a story. Currently as part of his new book promotion, Rabbi Sarko
is offering a special seminar on the Meaning and History of Midrash. This seminar
is free of charge.
Rabbi Sarko can travel to your location for presentations, or if you are at
a long distance he can present seminars as a live audio/visual webcast. There
is no additional cost for an Internet presentation, but please note that
a high speed Internet connection, such as cable or DSL, is required.
If you have another topic you would like to explore, or any other questions
about seminars, please contact Rabbi Sarko and to discuss the individual needs
of your group.