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Bridging Scientific and Religious Worlds: Understanding and Using Science as Jewish Professionals

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Most Jews have no problem with science; the challenge is often getting them excited about Judaism. So how can we use science as a way to engage our communities? What are the biggest, most interesting and most pressing questions in the scientific community that also influence Jewish thought and Jewish living? And how can we bring both science and Judaism together to enhance our lives and our communities?

January 10-12 (approximately 9-3pm each day)
Held on the HUC-JIR/New York Campus
Cost: $36

The course will be taught by Rabbi Geoff Mitelman, Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, with the participation of scientists and HUC-JIR faculty.

This intensive is run in partnership among HUC-JIR, Sinai and Synapses and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Program on Dialogue, Science, Ethics and Religion (DoSER), and is funded by the John Templeton Foundation and and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) .

For more information or to express interest in this Intensive, please email with your name and contact information.

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.