Shusterman Distinguished Scholar Lecture - Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Ph.D.

Mar/27 07:30 pm -
Mar/27 09:00 pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Interfaith Dialogue

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Interfaith Dialogue: The Way Forward

Rabbi Skorka will speak on the topic, Interfaith Dialogue: The Way Forward. He will discuss why interfaith dialogue is vital for Jews and other religious communities today and what we can do to foster greater interfaith understanding in the world.

Abraham Skorka is an Argentine rabbi, biophysicist, and author. Following in the footsteps of his mentor, Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer, a disciple of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Skorka has been deeply committed to interreligious dialogue for his entire career. He has served in many leadership roles: as rector of the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires for nearly twenty years; rabbi of Benei Tikva in Argentina for decades; as professor of biblical and rabbinic literature at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano; and, as honorary professor of Hebrew law at the University of Salamanca. In 2018, Rabbi Skorka, Ph.D. was appointed as University Professor at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.  Rabbi Skorka has had a deep friendship with Pope Francis for many years that epitomizes interfaith understanding. They have collaborated on many projects, including a series of television programs of informal dialogues together and a book of their conversations, On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century.  

Free Community Lecture
Supported by a major endowment, the Shusterman series is dedicated to bringing outstanding programs to Gratz College. Gratz College is grateful for the generosity and foresight of Judith (z”l) and Murray (z”l) Shusterman. 

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