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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.

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. 

Hasidism Reconsidered

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00pm

November 13th 2014 | 2:00-8:00PM | GTU Library Board Room | 2400 RIDGE RD | Berkeley CA 94709

From its inception, the phenomenon of Hasidism has provoked a series of still unsettled questions. What accounts for the astounding popularity of the 

Sukkot/Tabernacles/Booths/Huts: What's in a Name?

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:30pm

CJS lecture with Dr. Leonard Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, Creighton University

In the sukkah, at 2465 Le Conte, Berkeley. Lunch Provided.

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Sukkah Building Party

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:30pm

Sponsored by the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies 

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