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Renowned Israeli Archeologist and 6 Day War Veteran Dr. Gabriel Barkay to lecture in Pittsburgh Dates: May 21-24, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22 | 7pm Covenant Presbyterian Church 230 East Jefferson Street, Butler PA 16001

Wednesday May 24 | 7pm Shaare Torah Congregation 2319 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Classrooms Without Borders is proud to host Dr. Gabriel Barkay for a series of community lectures in Pittsburgh. The lectures are free and open to the public and will include such topics as the history and politics of the Temple Mount, memoirs of his time as a soldier in the 6 Days War, the Temple Mount Sifting Project, the discovery of the earliest biblical verses in Jerusalem, and biblical archeology from the time of David and Solomon.

Dr. Barkay will also tour local CWB partnering schools. 

Dr. Barkay was born in Hungary in 1944, and immigrated to Israel in 1950. He earned his Ph.D. in archaeology from Tel Aviv University in 1985. Dr. Barkay was involved in the discovery of the Silver Scrolls, two silver amulets that contain the oldest Biblical inscriptions ever found. He has been the director of the Israel Excavation Society Sifting Project since 2004, sifting soil from the Temple Mount area. Dr. Barkay is the recipient of the 1996 Jerusalem Prize for Archaeological Research, and is a professor at Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv.

Free lectures open to the public:

Monday, May 22 7pm Covenant Presbyterian Church 230 East Jefferson Street, Butler PA 16001

Wednesday, May 24 7:00pm Shaare Torah Congregation 2319 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 RSVP HERE

The full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of Classrooms Without Borders. For questions or to make requests for special accommodations contact robin@classroomswithoutborders.org