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Graduate Theological Union Receives Two Major Grants Totaling $575,000 in Support of The Center for Jewish Studies

For Immediate Release

Contact: Christopher Cox, 510/649-2531, ccox@gtu.edu

September 11, 2014, Berkeley, CA – The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce that its Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies has been awarded a five-year grant of $500,000 from the San Francisco-based Koret Foundation and a three-year grant of $75,000 from the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture.

The Berkeley-Jerusalem Fellowship at the Graduate Theological Union and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Pardes logoThe Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies are pleased to announce the establishment of a new fellowship for students pursuing an M.A. in Jewish Studies at the GTU, with supplementary studies at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem.

Sacred Seasons: Sunday Sept 20th 1pm

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 1:00pm

Sunday, September 20th, 1:00pm. 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709.

"Jews in Contemporary Poland: Their Attitudes Towards Assimilation, Religion, and the Holocaust" by Dr. Sebastian Rejak

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join us to hear Dr. Rejak, the author of Jewish Identities in Poland and America: The Impact of the Shoah on Religion and Ethnicity, speak on Jewish issues in contemporary Poland. 
Location: 180 Doe Library, U.C. Berkeley Campus
Time: Tuesday, May 5th 12:00-1:00pm


CJS Announces Spring 2015 Bamerkaz

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union is pleased to present the Spring 2015 edition of its newsletter, Bamerkaz. To download a copy of the latest edition, featuring articles by CJS faculty and students, click here.

Reception for Naomi Seidman: March 16th, 1:00pm

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:00pm

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union cordially invites you to a reception in honor of Naomi Seidman for twenty years of inspirational scholarship, teaching and leadership at the GTU. 

Please join us for the event on March 16th, 2015 at 1:00pm at the GTU Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA. We look forward to gathering Naomi’s students, colleagues, and close collaborators to celebrate her achievements. 

“'Sing – now! – to God!' Miriam and Moses.” With Avivah Zornberg.

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
The history of Miriam, the prophetess who speaks enviously of her brother Moses, offers an intimate glimpse of the tensions between brother and sister, both leaders, both prophets. Midrashic material will illuminate this mysterious relationship.

 

Monday, April 27th, 2015. 9:00am.  Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709. 

Calendrical Convergence: Passover, Easter and the Sacred Season

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:30pm

Please join us as for an informal panel discussion of the Jewish and Christian holiday calendars. Featuring: Rabbi Stephen Pearce,  His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas, Sr. Barbara Green, and Dr. Deena Aranoff. Monday, March 30th, 2015. 12:30pm. HEDCO Room, 2565 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709.

"Translation, Migration, Conversion: New Directions in Jewish Bible Translation and Beyond."

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 1:00pm to Monday, March 16, 2015 - 5:00pm

Sunday: Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709, 10:15am. 
Monday: GTU Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709, 9:30am. 
 

Earthlings: Religion in an Age of Climate Change

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 1:00pm

What is the role of religious traditions in the planetary crisis? Join scholars of different traditions in a symposium on this pressing topic. This conference will feature speakers including Michael Lerner, Marcia Falk, and scholars from throughout the GTU to discuss this issue.

Sunday, February 8th, 1:00pm. Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709. 

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