Submitted by communications on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 3:16pm
The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU co-sponsored their annual Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning on October 10 with over sixty people in attendance. Each year a topic is explored from both Jewish and Muslim perspectives.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 10:09am
Randi Wren, M.A. student in Jewish Studies, addressed an intimate crowd on Monday, September 16, in the student lounge. Her Constitution Day talk stemmed from her thesis research on the theology behind the founding of America.
Here are some notable points from her talk, "The Founding Fathers and the Constitution: United by Belief in the Tenets of the Bible":
California Theatre, 2113 Kittredge Street, Berkeley
$15 includes ticket for film & celebration following ($12 for students and seniors).
Food for purchase will be available outside theater from 5:30pm-6:30pm provided by the Old World Food Truck. http://oldworldfoodtruck.com/
Celebration to follow at the Magnes Collection for Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA, 9pm
The stories of Noah and Jonah share a remarkable number of details, including: water, boats, a divinely-decreed catastrophe, and a prophet's desperate need to escape. These comparisons will lead us to a surprising inverse relationship between the stories, including opposing views on the question: is it really possible for human beings to change?