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Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim & HUC-JIR's Institute of Religion's Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation present: Aaron Hamburger, Author of "Faith for Beginners"

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Monday, October 3, 2005

Friday October 28th and Sunday October 30 

Critically acclaimed author Aaron Hamburger will visit BCC in Los Angeles, CA for Shabbat services on Friday, October 28th and to read and discuss his work on Sunday, October 30th. 

Hamburger's gay and Jewish themed second book, "Faith for Beginners," is described as "funny, searingly insightful, and profoundly moving." 

His first book, "The View From Stalin's Head," was a collection of ten short stories about Prague in the post Cold War era. Critics are calling Aaron "a vibrant new voice in fiction." Hamburger is currently a Literature Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. 

Friday, October 28th at 8 PM: Aaron will speak at BCC's Friday night services. 

Sunday, October 30th at 2:30 - 4 PM: Aaron will read from and sign his new book, "Faith for Beginners" 

All events are at Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6000 West Pico Blvd at Crescent Heights - Los Angeles, CA 

For more information, contact Joel Kushner, Director, Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation at 213-765-2140 or at

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.