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Date and Time

Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location

  • DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium

Description

A Symposium in honor of Richard Kaufman

7-9 PM: Evening Lecture: Presentations by Donniel Hartman, Rich Mouw, and Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi

Rabbi Donniel Hartman is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. The Institute is a leading innovator in the field of pluralistic Jewish thought, and Judaic research, and a major center for Rabbinic and lay leadership education, as well as interfaith learning. He oversees and helps coordinate the Institute’s interfaith work bringing together Christian, Jewish, and Muslim scholars from around the world in order to develop new avenues of understanding. He is the author of The Boundaries of Judaism, co-editor of the anthology, Judaism and the Challenges of Modern Life, and the co-author of Spheres of Jewish Identity, a core curriculum in Jewish philosophy for secular Israeli high school.

Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi is a scholar, Jewish institutional leader and author. Most recently Rabbi Sabath led a four-campus team to achieve the goals of a five-year strategic plan as the National Director of Recruitment and Admissions at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Previously, she served as Vice President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and for over a decade as a member of the Institute's faculty, while directing the Hartman Lay leadership, Rabbinic leadership, and Christian leadership programs for North American leaders as well as programs in pluralism and Jewish identity for officers of the IDF. She also wrote a monthly column in the Jerusalem Post and has written regularly for The Times of Israel.

Richard Mouw is Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary, where also served for twenty years as the school's president. Mouw earned a Master's degree in philosophy at the University of Alberta, and a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Before joining the Fuller faculty in 1985, Mouw taught philosophy at Calvin College for seventeen years. He has written numerous books, including Restless Faith, Adventures in Evangelical Civility, Uncommon Decency, Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport, and The Smell of Sawdust. He serves on the board for Dordt College and Biologos.

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interfaith@gvsu.edu

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