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Friday, August 5, 2011

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President, gathered with scholars at The University of Chicago to honor the memory and reflect upon the accomplishments (and shortcomings) of an often-overlooked, though significant contemporary Jewish thinker, the late Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits, at a conference, "A Theologian in Chicago: Themes in the Thought of Eliezer Berkovits.” Rabbi Ellenson presented "Eliezer Berkovits on Conversion: An Inclusive Orthodox Approach." Click here for further information and to view the presentation.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Rabbi Dalia Marx, Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Midrash gave a lecture in German at the Summer Seminar at Humboldt University in Berlin on “Zion and Psalms as they Appear in the Prayerbook” on July 18, 2011.  Please click here for further information.

 

 

 

 

Bruce A. Phillips, Professor of Sociology & Jewish Communal Studies, spoke to the Young Leadership division of the Los Angeles Federation on the topic of "Understanding Los Angeles Jews in the Larger Context of Los Angeles: Where We Fit In."


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