Biblical Scholar Visits Dothan
February 10, 2010
On Monday night, February 8th, Dr. Joel M. Hoffman spoke to an overflow audience at Dothan’s Temple Emanu-El.
Dr. Hoffman is an expert on the Bible, Hebrew, and translation; a much sought-after speaker who presents to dozens of popular and academic audiences each year. His earned degrees are: BA (Summa Cum Laude) from Brandeis University; MS in Computer Science from Israel’s Technion Institute, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Hoffman is a noted author and has served on the faculties of Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
He appeared at our synagogue as the first stop in a four-city Southern States Jewish Literary Series tour coordinated by the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life — appearing in Dothan, then Montgomery, Huntsville and Knoxville.
Dr. Hoffman made a positively amazing presentation to the 175 attendees — fascinating information, history, and some great humor — all clearly portraying his passion, intellect and command of the subject matter. He then took some audience questions, followed by “an one” celebration and book signing.
Please click on the link below to access a front-page story published in the Dothan Eagle newspaper: