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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 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?

Book Reading by David Ehrlich

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:30pm

author of “Who Will Die Last: Stories of Life in Israel”

Richard Dinner Board Room

2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

"What Can Levinas Teach Us About Religion?'

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
Lecture with Levinas Scholar Richard Cohen "What Can Levinas Teach Us About Religion?' CJS, Hedco Room 2465 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley Lecture preceded by a welcome lunch for CJS students only from 12-1pm. (Student Lounge on the 1st floor of CJS bldg.)

The Founding Fathers and the Constitution: United by Belief in the Tenets of the Bible

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 1:00pm

Do you know why John Adams said, “Without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite society, I mean Hell”? Do you know which biblical verse is inscribed on the Liberty Bell?

Randi Wren (GTU MA student in Jewish Studies) will speak on her research in commemoration of the signing of the United States Constitution in September 1787.

Light refreshments will be served.

GTU Student Lounge (first floor), 2465 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley

"Aesthetics of Sacred Space" - Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:30pm

Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies


Rizwan Mawani, Educator and Scholar, MA Student, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Carol Bier (moderator), Islamic Art Historian, Visiting Scholar, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU

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

Approaches to the Qur'an Series - Art Exhibit Opening

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Celebrating Vatican II and Nostra AetateApproaching the Qur’an Through Art Series, Art Exhibit Opening 

Judging Faith Workshop: An International Dialogue on the Jurisprudence on Religion in Courts

Friday, September 20, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, September 21, 2013 (All day)

Presented by UC Berkeley's Institutions and Governance Program

How do American and European courts confront the problem of reconciling secular democratic principles with increasingly assertive faith identities? The aim of the workshop is to bring together a small group of distinguished judges, scholars and advocates to discuss the tensions between faith-based practices and secular ideals.

Geometry and Islamic Art: Explorations of Number, Shape, and the Nature of Space

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Islamic Workshop Art, "Geometry and Islamic Art: Explorations of Number, Shape, and the Nature of Space", a presentation by the Center for Islamic Studies (GTU) visiting scholar, Carol Bier.

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