Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
January 24th THE EXODUS EXPERIENCE: Now and Then: The Jewish Master Story
Our Special Guest speaker: Rabbi Shelly Waldenberg
We are Christian and Jews, not principally because we embrace different values or creeds but because we have gained an understanding of the world from two different “Master Stories”. Master stories not only inform us, they form us, and answer some of the most fundamental questions human beings have:
What is the nature of our relationship with God?
Is human freedom possible?
Why do the innocent suffer?
What does God ask of us?
Rabbi Waldenberg is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California, where he served as Senior Rabbi for 19 years. After ordination as a rabbi from the Hebrew Union College, he served as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army, and then taught at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Since retiring in Lafayette, he has been a senior lecturer in Religious Studies at Holy Names University and Principal Educator of the Catholic-Jewish Educational Enrichment Program of the American Jewish Committee, lecturing at Catholic High Schools throughout the Bay Area, seeking to build bridges of understanding and trust between our faith communities.
Rabbi Waldenberg is a warm and engaging guest speaker; a consummate story teller. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to share an interesting and educational evening with him!