Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Professor of Jewish History, will be the Scholar-in-Residence at Larchmont Temple in November in conjunction with the museum exhibition, "Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age," which she co-curated and which is a project of Moving Traditions and the National Museum of American Jewish History. Click here to learn more.
Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam, recently wrote "Is 'Jihadism' as a New Religious Movement?" in The Cambridge Companion to New Religious Movements, edited by Olav Hammer and Mikael Rothstein and published by Cambridge University Press. It is an in-depth study of the new phenomenon of extremely violent international Islamic movements that are commonly referred to as "Jihadism." Click here to learn more.
Bruce A. Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of Jewish Communal Service, will lead the inaugural Jewish-Muslim Cultural Tour of Los Angeles on October 21, 2012. Dr. Phillips will be part of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture Interdisciplinary Research Group’s new working group on the intersection of religion, culture, and politics in southern California. Click here to learn more.
Cantor Bruce Ruben, Ph.D., Director, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, is receiving an Honorary Doctor of Music from The Jewish Theological Seminary at Convocation on October 29, 2012.