Calendar of Events

2018 Summer Lectures

JCC of Greenwich – Lunch and Learn
DateThursdayJuly 12th, 2018
Time:  1:00 PM
Topic:  “Turning a Trickster into a Hero: Understanding Jacob”
Books will be available for purchase.
All are welcome.


Great Neck Synagogue – Book Reading and Signing
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Topic: The Queen & The Spymaster
Books will be available for purchase.
Light refreshments will be served.
All are welcome.

2018 Fall Lectures

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
DateSaturdayOctober 13th, 2018
Time5:30 PM Seudah Shlishit
Topic:  “Solving Mysteries in the Biblical Text: Who is Hatach in Megillat Esther?”
All are welcome.


Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Sisterhood, Kesher and Parents Council Book Event
DateTuesdayOctober 30th, 2018
Time:  7:00 PM
Topic:  “Whatever Happened to Vashti? And Other Biblical Mysteries in Megillat Esther”
Reading and signing of new book with books available for purchase.
All are welcome.


2019 Winter Lectures

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Men’s Club Am HaSefer Book Club Event
DateSundayFebruary 24th, 2019
Time7:00 PM
Topic: “The Historical Connection of Amalek and Purim”
Reading and signing of new book
All are welcome.
Sandra’s Sabbatical Year
2016-2017 has been a Sabbatical Year for Sandra.  Sandra has used her time off from teaching weekly Bible classes to good and exciting use: she has been writing her fourth book, a novelization of a Bible story. Sandra hopes to resume her teaching in 2018.

Special Honor
Sandra E. Rapoport has been selected to receive the 2017 Keter Torah Award by Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan. Rabbi Haskel Lookstein will present the congregation’s award to Sandra at the conclusion of services on the second day of Shavuot, Thursday, June 1st. Sandra will deliver a short Torah Talk from the pulpit, and there will be a hot congregational luncheon. All are welcome.

2017 Summer Lectures
Great Neck Synagogue 
Summer Learning Program
Date: Tuesday evening, July 18th, 2017
Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Great Neck Synagogue
            26 Old Mill Road
            Great Neck, NY
Topic:  “The Sons of Elohim and the Daughters of Man: Why God ‘Takes On’ Noah’s World”
Light refreshments.
Free of charge – All are welcome.


Wednesday evening, March 16, 2016
TOPIC: “Moses and Yitro”
LOCATION: Young Israel of New Rochelle – Women’s Institute for Jewish Studies
New Rochelle, NY

TIME: 8:00 PM

Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence May 6-7, 2016
Three lectures over the course of Shabbat
LOCATION: Congregation Agudath Israel
West Caldwell, NJ

All are welcome

Sunday Morning, May 22, 2016
Brotherhood/Sisterhood Lecture
LOCATION: Temple Beth El
Great Neck, NY
TOPIC: “Can a Marital Triangle Work? Understanding the Relationship of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar”
TIME: 10:00 AM – light breakfast precedes lecture

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
TOPIC: “Turning a Trickster in a Hero: Understanding Jacob”
New York, NY
TIME: 10:00 PM

Friday, June 24, 2016
Chabad of Pittsfield
Mega Challah Bake-In
TOPIC OF TALK: “Women and Girl Power: Miriam and Bat Par’oh”
LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Pittsfield, MA
TIME: 1:00 PM

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Great Neck Synagogue
Summer Learning Program
TOPIC: “What Makes Jacob Tick? Understanding Pre-Heroic Jacob”
LOCATION: Great Neck, NY
TIME: 7:00 PM


If you would like to contact Sandra to speak at your next event, feel free to leave a comment with your contact info, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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