Upcoming Public Lectures by Rabbi David Ellenson

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rabbi David Ellenson in Panel Discussion on "On Leadership" at The 92nd Street Y in New York

Rabbi David Ellenson will participate in a panel discussion "On Leadership" with Richard Joel, President of Yeshiva University, Dr. Arnie Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and moderator Dr. Yitz Greenberg as part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning on Sunday, November 7th at 10:35 a.m. at the 92nd Street Y in New York.  This event, one of 650 simultaneous programs planned by over 360 independent communities in 45 different countries on 6 continents, marks the completion of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's monumental 45 volume translation and commentary on the Talmud, the central text of Judaism. "Torah is the shared inheritance of all the Jewish people.  It does not belong [to an elite group].  We have a responsibility to share our common heritage with all Jews.  We each get an equal share," says Rabbi Steinsaltz.  Rabbi Steinsaltz will speak live from Jerusalem (9:00 PM Israel time, 2:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM Pacific) on www.TheGlobalDay.com.

 

Rabbi David Ellenson in Panel Discussion on “The Ground Zero Mosque: to Build or Not to Build” at CUNY/Baruch College School of Public Affairs

Rabbi David Ellenson will participate in a panel discussion on "The Ground Zero Mosque: To Build or Not to Build" as part of the Lillie & Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series in Equality and Justice in America at the City University of New York's Baruch College School of Public Affairs on Tuesday, November 9th at 6 p.m. The program will explore,from multiple perspectives, the various symbolic, cultural, religious, and policy issues that are raised by the proposed construction, and will include Rev. Chloe Bryer, Director, Interfaith Center of New York; Jonathan S. Tobin, Executive Director, Commentary Magazine; and moderator Kenneth L. Marcus, Lillie & Nathan Ackerman Visiting Professor of Equality & Justice in America at CUNY/Baruch.

The Ackerman Lecture Series was established in memory of the parents of Rosalyn Engelman, whose artwork is currently exhibited at the HUC-JIR Museum, by Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Presented twice each year, the Ackerman Lectures are the most prestigious public lectures presented at the School of Public Affairs during the course of each semester and are telecast on CUNY's cable television network and posted on School's public web-site.


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