Rabbi's Invitational Series

The "Rabbi's Invitational Series" of Temple Israel was funded by a gift from the family of Bertie Cohen in her memory. Read about Bertie's life and legacy here.

Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies

June 5–8, 2013

Temple Israel

This interdisciplinary conference drew together neuroscientists, clergy, linguists, psychologists, historians, philosophers, as well as anyone who is intrigued by questions about how and why we humans began to think about thinking. Is consciousness a product of biology, hundreds of thousand years old?  Or is it a product of human culture, less than 4,000 years old?

The conference was co-hosted by Temple Israel and the Julian Jaynes Society.

To learn more about Julian Jaynes and the conference, click here.


Brian Greene, string theorist and popularizer of science: click here.

Jazz Shabbat Worship Service, including music videos from the service: click here.

Rabbi Cohn's workshop at the Interdisciplinary Conference: click here.