Museum of the Bible Trip

Please join Beth Am Synagogue and Chizuk Amuno Congregation for an intensive learning experience in collaboration with the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies. 

This opportunity, organized by Beth Am’s Lifelong Learning Committee, in partnership with Chizuk Amuno, consists of two pre-trip remote lectures and film screening, and a field trip to Washington’s Museum of the Bible on Sunday, May 19th. This visit, among other things, is a chance for us to take a critical look at the museum and the increasing role of Christian Nationalism in US politics. 

Please find more details below on the pre-trip lectures and museum trip registration. 

Thursday, May 9 | 12 – 1 PM: Matthew D. Taylor, Senior Scholar and the Protestant Scholar at ICJS

“Christian Sectarianism: A Brief Introduction.” Zoom Link

Thursday, May 16 | 7:30 – 8:30 PM: Benjamin E. Sax, Head of Scholarship and the Jewish Scholar at ICJS

“Can We Separate Philo-semitism from Supersessionism?” Zoom Link

Everyone is welcome to attend these lectures, whether or not they are attending the museum trip. Register for these lectures here.

Watch Spiritual Warriors: Decoding Christian Nationalism at the Capitol Riots at your convenience for additional insight into Christian nationalism and the central role the New Apostolic Reformation, a relatively new charismatic Christian movement, played in instigating the January 6th Capitol riot.

Sunday, May 19th | Museum of the Bible Trip – Click here to register

We will arrive at the museum at 10 AM. This will be a self-guided museum visit, with Ben Sax and Matt Taylor available to explain, support, or answer questions.

There will be a bus available for transportation to and from the museum. Please arrive at Chizuk Amuno at 8:30 AM for a 9:00 AM departure. 

Bring your own lunch, or purchase at the Museum’s café, Milk and Honey, or its restaurant, Manna. These venues offer vegetarian and parve choices, but they do NOT observe kashrut. 

The bus will leave the Museum of the Bible at 2 PM, arriving at Chizuk Amuno at approximately 3 PM. We will gather at Chizuk Amuno for light refreshments and discussion.

Tickets: $36 – This covers a seat on the bus and your entrance to the museum. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Barry Kessler.