Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville, MD is hosting a Scholars Weekend Congregational Dinner featuring Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman of Sinai and Synapses.

Friday Night congregational dinner at 6 pm and a talk “How Do We Talk About Science and Religion?”

For centuries, religion provided answers for our ancestors to all of life’s questions. But as modern Jews, we usually look to science to tell us where we came from, who we are, or even how we should act. So how should we look at, think about and talk about the relationship between science and religion in today’s world?

Saturday Services with kiddush lunch at 1 pm featuring the topic “There are Places I Remember – How Memory Works and How it Doesn’t.”

As Jews, we constantly recall the past and seek to bring it into the present. So what do current scientific findings say about the way memory works? Why do we remember some things and not others? Is memory an accurate record of the past — and how does that question shape who we are?

Sunday morning Bagel Brunch at 9:45 am featuring the talk “Is Neuroscience Undercutting Moral Responsibility?”