Events

AUGUST 25-26  SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE RABBI CHAIM SEIDLER-FELLER
“Politics in a Theological Idiom:  Searching for God in Judaism”

Friday, 6:30 pm  Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by dinner and teaching
“The Rise and Fall of the God of History”
RSVP REQUIRED BY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23
53 Woodruff Lane

Saturday 9:30 am  Shabbat morning service including
d’var Torah by Rabbi Seidler-Feller, followed by kiddush
“To Establish a Nation in the Presence of God:
Power and Its Limits in the Ideal Biblical Society”
2350 Montauk Hwy

Saturday 7:00 pm  Study and Havdalah
“God Resurrected: Translating Theology into Sociology and Politics,
or, Why God is Essential in the 21st Century?” 
53 Woodruff Lane

 

Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller was Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA for a fantastic 40 years. He is currently Director Emeritus there and is also the director of the Hartman Fellowship for Campus Professionals. He was ordained in 1971 at Yeshiva University where he completed a Masters in Rabbinic Literature. Chaim is a lecturer in the Departments of Sociology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA and in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is also a faculty member of the Shalom Hartman Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. He was a founding member of Americans for Peace Now. The International Hillel Center granted Chaim the Hillel Professional Recognition Award “for blending the love of Jewish tradition with the modern intellectual approach of the university.” Chaim was a rabbinic consultant to Barbra Streisand during the making of the film Yentl.