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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.

Overlooking the Obvious: The Binding of Isaac Revealed in Literature and Poetry

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:30pm

Overlooking the Obvious

In this lecture Stephen Pearce, currently a visiting scholar at he Graduate Theological Union, willl discuss the Binding of Isaac with other scholars from the Bay Area.  Prior to teaching at the GTU, Rabbi Pearce served Congregation Emanu-El as the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Senior Rabbi from 1993 to 2013. 

 

 

What is Shmita? Jewish Views on the Sabbatical Year

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:30pm

Rabbi Yedidya (Julian) Sinclair will bring his expertise as a professor, developer of solar energy, and rabbi to provide new perspectives on the concept of Shmita.
Literally translated as "release" שמיטה is seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle in which the land is left to lie fallow and all agricultural activity is forbidden and all debits are to be remitted.

The Berkeley School of Jewish Literature

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 11:00am

A Symposium in Honor of Chana Kronfeld

Join us for this conference celebrating the publication of a festschrift put together by Chana Kronfeld’s students, exploring the question of the distinctive Berkeley approach to Jewish literature. Sponsored by CJS and the UCB Center for Jewish Studies.

Islam as a Template for Jewish Self-Understanding presentation by Dr. Susannah Heschel

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:30pm

"Islam as a Template for Jewish Self-Understanding: Theology, Scholarship, and Politics in European Jewish Imagination, 1833 to 1933" presentation by Dr. Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College. 

 

Location:

GTU Library Dinner Board Room

2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709 

 

Distinguished Rabbi Stephen Pearce to teach at Center for Jewish Studies with the support of the Koret Foundation

Stephen Pearce, Photo by Sydney Brown for SPUR

Rabbi Stephen Pearce, Photo by Sydney Brown for SPUR

The Latke Hamentasch Debate

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA

 

This debate, an academic tradition that goes back to 1948, will explore with utmost rigor and close attention to relevant sources the ultimate question--which is better: The latke? Or the hamantasch?

Presented by the GTU's Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California-Berkeley.

Student Welcome Lunch, Spring Semester

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 12:30pm
CJS, Hedco Room, 2465 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CA, 12:30pm Pizza will be served, including a vegetarian option.

Chanukah Celebration

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 5:00pm
Light refreshments will be served. CJS, Hedco Room, 2465 LeConte Ave, Berkeley
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