Graduate Theological Union


Arabic: Language of the Quran, An Exhibit

Saturday, January 16, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, March 20, 2016 (All day)

From January 16th through March 20th, the San Francisco Library and the Islamic Art Exhibit will present Arabic: Language of the Quran. This exhibit and related programs are supported by many institutions, including GTU's Center for Islamic Studies. 

When: January 16-March 20th, 2016

SAT: Joy through Movement - Tai Chi Chih®

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Movement Meditation -  Joy through Movement - Tai Chi Chih®

Series I
Feb: Mondays, 7-8PM: 1, 8, 16 (note, Tuesday), 22, 29

Series II
March: Tuesdays, (7-8PM) 8, 15, (Note: no class 3/21), 29, April 5, 19

Where: School of Applied Theology, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland, CA 94618

Sacred Dance: Hula and Okinawan (Performance & Discussion)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:30pm

The Center for the Arts, Religion and Education presents "Sacred Dance: Hula & Okinawan" featuring performance and discussion with Michael Pili Pang and Yukie Shiroma.

Where: CARE's Doug Adams Gallery, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley

When: February 16, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

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SFTS Hosts Core Ensemble, "Ain't I a Woman"

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:00pm


San Francisco Theological Seminary, located on the skirts of downtown San Anselmo, is pleased and excited to host Core Ensemble’s presentation of “Ain’t I a Woman“ on Thursday, February 18, 7:00 pm in historic Montgomery Chapel, 5 Richmond Road, San Anselmo. 

New Directions in Sephardic Studies: Monday February 22nd, 9:30am

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:30am

New Directions in Sephardic Studies: Monday, February 22nd, 9:30 am
Graduate Theological Union Dinner Board Room
2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709 

25th Annual Aquinas Lecture

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30pm

DSPT invites you to attend their 25th Annual DSPT Aquinas Lecture on Tuesday, February 23rd 2016.

PLTS: Book Forum Honoring David Balch

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 1:30pm

The Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary will be honored with your presence at the a Book Forum on Dr. David Balch’s latest book: Contested Identities and Images being held at PLTS on February 24th at 1:30pm. 

The Technology of Transformation: Sacred Texts and the Divine Feminine

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr. Rita Sherma, Director of the GTU's Center for Dharma Studies, will speak at the 24th Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts. 

SAT Hosts "Journey of Faith, Journey of the Universe: The Lectionary and the New Cosmology"

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

The School of Applied Theology would like to invite you to attend a book reading of Journey of Faith, Journey of the Universe: The Lectionary and the New Cosmology on February 25th 7-9pm. 

Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

Sunday, February 28, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, May 8, 2016 (All day)

The Center for Islamic Studies would like to encourage you to attend an exciting exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco February 25- May 8 entitled, Pearls on a String: Artists Patrons and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts.

Beyond Destruction: Archaeology & Cultural Heritage in the Middle East

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, with support from the Bade Museum of Biblical Archaeology.

March 11
6:00 pm keynote by Dr. Patty Gerstenblith of DePaul University with Reception and Tours to follow at Bade Museum of Biblical Archaeology. Location: Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley.

Curating Culture, Making Memory: On the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 11:00am

Further details on ticket information and schedule forthcoming. Please follow us on Facebook for the most accurate and quick updates on this event. Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, 11am Film Showing at Landmark Shattuck Theater 2230 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Lunch and Lectures to follow at the Magnes Collection 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

GTU Grad Fair

Saturday, April 9, 2016 (All day)

Mark your calendar now for this year's GTU Grad Fair. Time, location, and additional details will be announced soon. For more information, contact

Remembering my Father Abraham Joshua Heschel: An Interview With Susannah Heschel 4/11/16

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:00pm

Naomi Seidman will conduct an interview with Susannah Heschel about the life and legacy of her father, Abraham Joshua Heschel. Rabbi Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, philosopher, and Civil Rights activist who worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Writing Hunger in the Nazi Ghettos: Leyb Goldyn and Oskar Rosenfeld 4.26.16, 12:45pm

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 12:45pm


Wednesday May 11th, CJS Commencement Reception 3:30pm

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 3:30pm

Wednesday May 11th, CJS Commencement Reception 3:30pm 2465 Le Conte Avenue | HEDCO Room| Berkeley, CA 94709 Prior to the GTU-wide commencement reception, CJS will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students. Following the CJS reception, the festivities will continue across the street at:

Avivah Zornberg: Axe for the Frozen Sea Within Us: Law and Violence on Friday, May 13th, 2016.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 9:00am

After the Revelation at Sinai, civil laws are given – many of them in the form of short narratives that describe how the violence of human aggression is to be met by the violence of the law. We will explore midrashic, hassidic and psychoanalytic sources that deal with the problem of integrating aggression and empathy.
Friday, May 13th, 2016 9:00am | Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709

Learning as Collaborative Conversation: Celebrating the Scholarship and Teaching of Judith Berling

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:30pm

On May 25-26, 2016, the GTU will be holding a two-day symposium celebrating the scholarship of Dr. Judith Berling and her 28 years of service as a faculty member and administrator with the GTU consortium.  

2016 Surjit Singh Lecture, Toward a More Perfect Theological Union: The Contribution of Judith A. Berling

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

This year's Surjit Singh Lecture will be a part of a two-day GTU symposium, Learning as Collaborative Conversation: Celebrating the Scholarship and Teaching of Judith Berling. The Singh Lecture will be part of the afternoon session on the first day of the event, at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 25. Click the link above to review the full conference schedule.