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Ancient Jerusalem and Me: An evening with Renowned Israeli Archeologist and 6 Day War Veteran, Dr. Gabriel Barkay

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:00 pm

Shaare Torah Congregation
2319 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Free and open to the public

This event is sponsored by Shaare Torah Congregation, Macy and Maxine Kisilinsky, and Temple Sinai.

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.

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

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