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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

Penn awarded Poland's Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit

Minister Michałowski decorates Shana Penn with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union is prould to announce that Shana Penn, Visiting Scholar and Chair of CJS Advisory Committee, was decorated with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic, in Warsaw, on October 23, 2013. Penn is also Executive Director of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture which supports the programming of CJS.

The award is granted to foreigners who have rendered great service to Poland. The award was presented by Minister Jacek Michałowski, Head of the Chancellery of the President, on behalf of President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski.

What’s that you see? Interfaith panel explores art and spirituality

The Graduate Theological Union, in conjunction with the Center for Arts, Religion and Education, sponsored Modern Divine: An Interfaith Panel on Art and Spirituality on October 27 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Reception for GTU Graduates and Coordinators

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
Church Divinity School of the Pacific Courtyard, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA

CJS Graduation Reception

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 3:30pm

CJS, Hedco Room, 2465 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CAGrad Recep

Open House for Prospective Students

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 2:00pm
Please join us for an open house to highlight CJS programs and offerings, as well as other school in the GTU consortium. GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA,

Ritual Practice and Ritual Theory In the Mishnah: A Lecture with Naftali Cohn

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 12:30pm

Naftali Cohn studies the texts and culture of Jews in Classical to Late Antiquity, focusing especially on the group known as the rabbis, who produced texts that became canonical and foundational for subsequent Jewish literature and practice. His research centers on the late-second or early-third century law collection known as the Mishnah, which he reads using the critical lenses of ritual theory, narratology, memory/historiography, feminist theory, and poststructuralist critical theory in general.

Exploring sacred space

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.

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