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Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) at the Graduate Theological Union is a premier center for the advanced study of Jewish history, literature and culture. Classical and contemporary Jewish texts are studied in a collaborative and pluralistic atmosphere. Our graduates pursue careers in academia, the rabbinate, as well as educational and community service.

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

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

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.

Fifty Years Of Catholic-Jewish Relations: The Gains And The Challenges

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:30pm

Thursday, November 5th. 12:30pm. GTU Dinner Board Room. 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709. 

Fifty years have passed since the promulgation of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II statement on interreligious relations that shifted the Catholic Church's perception of its relationship with Judaism and the Jewish People. While not all points of tensions have been removed, the relationship is now viewed through a fundamentally positive lens .The gains of the last half century will be highlighted and the remaining challenges will be discussed at this talk. 

Where Religion Meets the Law

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:45pm

 

Where Religion Meets the Law: Religious Rights, Religious Minorities, and the US Constitution. A Graduate Theological Union and Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies Event in honor of Constitution Day. September 17th, 2015, 12:45pm. Hedco Room, 2465 LeConte Avenue. Lunch will be served.

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