The Jewish Studies for a Better World Program Series – Turning Hearts from Hate to Healing

The Jewish Studies for a Better World Program Series presented by Adath Jeshurun Congregation:

“Interfaith Dialogue: Challenges and Opportunities”

With Rabbi Barry Cytron and Reverend Darrell Jodock, hosted by Rabbi Harold Kravitz
 Sunday, March, 15 • Brunch
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. • Adath Jeshurun Congregation Social Hall
$8/ person suggested donation

“The Civic Role of Faith Leaders”

With Rabbi Aaron Weininger and Panel of Emerging Faith Leaders
Sunday, March 22 • Continental Brunch
10:15 am-12:15 pm • Adath Jeshurun Congregation Ritual Commons
$8/ person suggested donation

Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin

“Restorative Justice in Dealing with White Nationalism”
With Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin
Thursday, March 26
5:30-6:30 p.m. • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Free – No RSVP necessary

“Religion and Conflict”
With Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin
Friday, March 27 • Shabbat Dinner
7:15 p.m. • Adath Jeshurun Congregation Social Hall • Shabbat Services at 6 pm
$24/person, Register by March 16

“An Advanced Guide to Peacebuilding”
With Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin
Saturday, March 28 • D’var Torah & Learn after Lunch
9:30 a.m. (Shabbat services) & 1:15 p.m. • Adath Jeshurun Congregation
Free – No RSVP necessary

“White Nationalism”
With Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin
Sunday, March 29 • Lunch
12-1:30 p.m. • Wayzata Community Church
Free – Lunch sponsored by Wayzata Community Church
Rabbi Dr. Gopin will deliver the sermon at the 9-10 am and 10:45-11:45 am Church Services – All are welcome


Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin, Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, has trained thousands of peacebuilders in Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Palestine and Israel on strategies to address complex conflicts. His books include Bridges across an Impossible Divide: The Inner Lives of Arab and Jewish Peacemakers.




Rabbi Barry Cytron, Adath Senior Scholar and visiting professor and Jewish Chaplain at Macalaster College.





Rev. Darrell Joddock, Professor of Religion Emeritus at Gustavus Adolphus College and the author of many books, including Covenantal Conversations: Christians in Dialogue with Jews and Judaism.





Rabbi Aaron Weininger, Associate Rabbi at Adath Jeshurun, where he holds the BERMAN FAMILY CHAIR IN JEWISH LEARNING. He joined the clergy team upon ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2012.
Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz holds the MAX NEWMAN FAMILY CHAIR IN RABBINICS at Adath Jeshurun Congregation where he is the Senior Rabbi. He is past chair of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly. He has served the congregation since he was ordained in 1987.



Emerging Faith Leaders The Collegeville Institute Multi-Religious Fellows Program is a new initiative that brings together a group of young leaders from the Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim communities of the Twin Cities Metro area.


This series is presented by Adath Jeshurun Congregation with funding from the Fischer Family Jewish Studies for a Better World Fund, the Bertram and Charlotte Cooper Adult Education Fund, the Andrew Seitel Memorial Fund and the Sandra and Irwin Mandel Fund—all of the Adath Jeshurun Foundation.
This series is also sponsored by:
• Adath Adult Learning Committee
• Adath Center for Learning & Spirituality
• Adath Hesed Committee
• Jewish Community Action (JCA)
• Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC)
• Wayzata Community Church


March 15
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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