Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
OCTOBER 16 - The Jewish Understanding of Jesus
Our special guest speaker; Rabbi Shelley Waldenberg
Rabbi Waldenberg returns to Spirituality Tuesday Assembly to share a Jewish perspective on Jesus, our Messiah. Haven’t we all wondered why Jesus was not recognized for who he was then, and is for us today? Come and hear the answers to the following:
Who is the historical Jesus through Jewish eyes?
Why do the Gospels and much of Christian history depict the Jews as demanding the death of Jesus and the generational blood-guilt for his execution?
What is the common ground of Jews and Christians with regard to Jesus in our own times?
Rabbi Waldenberg is a warm and engaging speaker. He is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California, where he served as Senior Rabbi for 19 years. After ordination at the Hebrew Union College, he served as a Chaplin in the U.S. Army, and then taught at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Since retiring, he has been a senior lecturer in Religious Studies at Holy Names University and Principle Educator of the Catholic-Jewish Educational Enrichment Program of the American Jewish Committee, lecturing at Catholic High Schools throughout the Bay Area, seeking bridges of understanding and trust between our faith communities.
Do not miss this wonderful opportunity!