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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., Professor of Medieval Jewish Studies, will participate in an international symposium, "Legal Scholar - Preacher - Spiritual Adviser: Changing Roles of Rabbis, Pastors, and Priests" in Regensburg, Germany on September 19-22, 2011. Click here for further information. Rabbi Firestone presented a lecture series on Muslims at Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles. Click here to read more.
   
Dr. Lisa Grant, Associate Professor of Jewish Education, will be part of a plenary session highlighting the groundbreaking International Handbook of Jewish Education at the Network for Research in Jewish Education, which will take place at York University in Toronto from June 12-14. Click here for further information.
   
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D., Barbara and Stephen Friedman Professor of Liturgy, Worship, and Ritual, will participate in an international symposium, "Legal Scholar - Preacher - Spiritual Adviser: Changing Roles of Rabbis, Pastors, and Priests" in Regensburg, Germany on September 19-22, 2011. Click here for further information.
   
Rabbi Dr. Dalia Marx, Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Midrash, was invited to attend the 33rd German Protestant Church Rally (Kirchentag) in Dresden on June 1-5, 2011. She will deliver two workshops on Jewish liturgy and take part in a Bible study panel with Pastor Martina Severin-Keiser, a Protestant theologian. Click here for further information.
   
Rabbi Haim O. Rechnitzer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Jewish Thought, will present a paper at the 27th Annual International Conference of the Association for Israel Studies at Brandeis University on June 13-15, 2011. The paper title is "From Honolulu via Mt. Gilboa to Tel-Aviv: the Rise and Fall of Shlonsky's Messianic Halutz." Click here to read the conference program. Click here to read Rechnitzer's abstract.

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