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Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue Visiting HUC-JIR: April 13 at the Jack H. Skirball Campus at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

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Friday, April 15, 2011

On April 11, 2011, a delegation of Muslim religious leaders from the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) led by its chairman and former President of Qatar University, Prof. Ibrahim Saleh Al-Naimi, will spend the morning at the Jack H. Skirball Campus at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, where graduating rabbinical student Sarah Bassin and Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Professor of Medieval Jewish Studies, will lead them in chevruta style text study with students, faculty and area rabbis. Rabbi Firestone has participated in DICID’s annual conference in Qatar in recent years and says unequivocally that it is the most groundbreaking example of substantive dialogue held in the Muslim Arab world.  Click here for more information on the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue.

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.