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The Technology of Transformation: Sacred Texts and the Divine Feminine

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr. Rita Sherma, Director of the GTU's Center for Dharma Studies, will speak at the 24th Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts. 

Spoken Word and Performing the Word

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

Two ABSW classes of students across the GTU want to offer a combined presentation of Spoken Word and Performed Word for their colleagues and friends. What better way to end the Fall Semester!!

Panel on the Paris Attacks

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:00pm

This panel discussion is organized by the iGov Program at UC Berkeley, in partnership with several co-sponsors including the GTU's Center for Islamic Studies. Speakers will include Prof. Saba Mahmood, Prof. Judith Butler, and many others.

Location: Booth Auditorium at UC Berkeley

December 2, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

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Curating Culture, Making Memory: On the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 11:00am

Further details on ticket information and schedule forthcoming. Please follow us on Facebook for the most accurate and quick updates on this event. Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, 11am Film Showing at Landmark Shattuck Theater 2230 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Lunch and Lectures to follow at the Magnes Collection 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Avivah Zornberg: Axe for the Frozen Sea Within Us: Law and Violence on Friday, May 13th, 2016.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 9:00am


After the Revelation at Sinai, civil laws are given – many of them in the form of short narratives that describe how the violence of human aggression is to be met by the violence of the law. We will explore midrashic, hassidic and psychoanalytic sources that deal with the problem of integrating aggression and empathy.
Friday, May 13th, 2016 9:00am | Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709

Remembering my Father Abraham Joshua Heschel: An Interview With Susannah Heschel 4/11/16

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:00pm


Naomi Seidman will conduct an interview with Susannah Heschel about the life and legacy of her father, Abraham Joshua Heschel. Rabbi Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, philosopher, and Civil Rights activist who worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr.

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