Created with the enrichment of the community in mind, Chatham University and Tree of Life have created a lifelong learning event series featuring lectures, discussions, musical performances, workshops and film screenings that deepen knowledge, broaden connections, and expand horizons.
Most of the events will be held at Tree of Life (unless otherwise noted) and are free of charge. Workshops offered include a small fee to cover the costs of materials and instruction.
w/ Dr. Bill Lenz
Professor Emeritus, Chatham University
From his experiences having taken students on international trips for over twenty years, Dr. Lenz will talk about how souvenirs – the knick-knacks, tchotchkes, and mementos collected along the way – connect to memory and how those memories impact travelers' senses of self, worldviews, and cultural appreciation well after the return flight home.
led by Dr. Tom Benson
Professor Emeritus, Green Mountain College & Senior Debate Associate Founding Director
Event details forthcoming.
w/ Dr. Barbara Burstin
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University & University of Pittsburgh
Lecture details forthcoming.
This series is presented in partnership with Chatham University and Tree of Life Congregation, with support by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.
The generous grant from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation supports Chatham University to explore innovative approaches to creating multi-generational learning opportunities, with a particular emphasis on expanding opportunities for those over age 55. The goal of the partnership between Chatham University and Tree of Life is to provide rich and diverse educational offerings to the congregation and the local community.