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Annual Book Sale, Monday, September 30

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library's annual book sale will be held in Henry Mayo Newhall Plaza from 10 am to 3 pm on Monday September 30.

Books will generally be $2.00 for hard covers and $1.00 for paperbacks. Some books may be priced slightly higher.

The books are received over the previous year from gift donations. Each year the sale is held on or near the feastday of St. Jerome, the patron saint of libraries.

Encountering Islam: Ministry in the Church and the Dominican Tradition

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:30pm

Encountering Islam: Ministry in the Church and the Dominican Tradition

"The Qur'an in Muslim Faith and Practice", lecture by Dr. Mahan Mirza, Zaytuna College

Doctoral Student Forum with President Riess Potterveld

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Meet with President Riess Potterveld for a chance to ask questions and voice concerns about current developments at the GTU. Courtesy of the Student Advisory Committee.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Dinner Board Room, GTU Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Doctoral students only. Not open to the public.

"What Can Levinas Teach Us About Religion?'

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
Lecture with Levinas Scholar Richard Cohen CJS, Hedco Room 2465 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley

'Fragment of Life:' On reading Jonah, A Lecture with Avivah Zornberg

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9:00am

Becoming Ruth

‘I am a stranger:’ Becoming Ruth  Ruth is a stranger in more senses than one. Who is this unknown woman who is destined to become mother of royalty? What is the process by which she finds her way into a foreign and unwelcoming culture and religious tradition? How does destiny come about? To be held at Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709 from 9:00AM-11:30AM. 

Talmudic Transgressions: Symposium on the Work of Daniel Boyarin

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:00am

Talmudic Transgressions Flyer

This three day event celebrating the work of Daniel Boyarin will be held at both University of California Berkeley and at the Graduate Theological Union.

On April 8th: UCB Law School 4:00PM-8:30PM

On April 9th: 2401 Ridge Road, Easton Hall 9:00AM-5:30PM

On April 10th: UCB Law School Goldberg Room 297 9:00AM-1:00PM

Lecture with Visiting Professor of Rabbinics at CJS, Charlotte Fonrobert, Stanford University

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 5:00pm

GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA

Co-Sponsored by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

Fiddler@50: Interview & Concert with Theodore Bikel

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA. $34 in advance, $37 at the door. Tickets available at Freight & Salvage http://www.thefreight.org/ticketinformation. Tel. 510-644-2020, x120

Did Noah and Jonah Share the Same Boat? How Similar Stories Say Opposite Things About the Human Soul

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

with Judy Klitsner

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?

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