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“'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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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.

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.

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