AJRCA Lectures

Voices of Wisdom

A three-part series of dynamic interreligious seminars sponsored by AJRCA in collaboration with Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont School of Theology, and Bayan Claremont.

Part 1: Humility and Humiliation in the Abrahamic Traditions

Featuring: Rabbi Elijah Schochet, PhD, Professor of Talmud at AJRCA; Dr. Kathleen Greider, Professor of Practical Theology, Claremont School of Theology (CST); and Professor Ozgur Koca, Adjunct Professor of Islamic Philosophy, Bayan Claremont.

November 26, 2012

Part 2: To Have and To Hold: Exploring the Love of God Through the Abrahamic Traditions

Featuring: Imam Jihad Turk, President-Designate of Bayan Claremont and Instructor of Islamic Jurisprudence; Dr. Marvin Sweeney, Professor of Tanakh at AJRCA and Claremont Lincoln University; and Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbroook, Professor of Practical Theology and Religious Education, Claremont School of Theology.

January 24, 2013

Part 3: Jesus the Jew: Why his Jewish identity matters today

Featuring: Joel Gereboff, PhD, Professor of Jewish Thought, Academy for Jewish Religion California and Department Chair of Religious Studies Arizona State University; and Gregory J. Riley, PhD, Professor of New Testament, Claremont School of Theology.

March 11, 2013

The Children of Abraham: An exploration of the values and beliefs that Jews, Christians, and Muslims share with each other

Jerry Campbell, PhD, President of Claremont School of Theology; Jihad Turk, Director of Religious Affairs, The Islamic Center of Southern California, and Interim Dean, Bayan Graduate Program at Claremont Lincoln University; Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, PhD, President of the Academy for Jewish Religion, California; and Rabbi Miriam Hamrell, ’03, the Rabbi of Ahavat Torah Congregation in Brentwood.

March 25, 2012

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Lecture: Spirituality and Healing

AJRCA President Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, PhD; Rabbi Stan Levy, JD, AJRCA Professor of Spiritual Development; and Carolyn Conger, PhD, a clinical psychologist, consultant and teacher

October 24, 2010

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Spirituality and Healing

Lecture: The Power of Healing from the Perspectives of Chassidut and Psychology

Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum
Distinguished Bretslover Scholar

June 14, 2010

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The Power of Healing from the Perspectives of Chassidut and Psychology

Lecture: Dimensions of the Divine Presence: The Meaning of Shiur Qomah in Jewish Mysticism, Liturgy, and Rabbinic Thought

Marvin Sweeney, PhD, AJRCA Professor of Tanach and Professor of Bible at the Claremont School of Theology; Response by Rabbi Mordecai Finley, PhD, AJRCA Professor of Jewish Thought and Rabbi of Ohr-HaTorah Congregation; and Joel Gereboff, PhD, AJRCA Professor of Biblical Thought and Rabbinics and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University

June 13, 2010

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Dimensions of the Divine Presence

Sunday Evening Shiur

Alan Morinis, author of Everyday Holiness

November 15, 2009

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Sunday Evening Shiur

Lecture: The Duty to Heal and to Seek Healing: When do we say ‘Enough is enough?’

AJRCA President
, Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, PhD (moderator); Panelists – Jacob Zighelboim, MD, AJRCA Professor of Philosophical Thought; Rabbi Eli Schochet, PhD, AJRCA Professor of Talmud; Rabbi and Psychotherapist Anne BrenerAJRCA Professor of Ritual and Human Development; and Julie Madorsky, MD, AJR, CA Board of Directors

October 25, 2009

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The Duty to Heal and to Seek Healing

Lecture: Understanding the Mystical Meanings of Your Dreams

Tamar Frankiel, PhD
AJR, CA Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Comparative Religion

February 17, 2009

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Understanding the Mystical Meanings of Your Dreams

Lecture: Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die: Jewish Medical Ethics in the 21st Century

Rabbi Elijah Schochet, PhD
AJRCA Professor of Talmud

November 18, 2008

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Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die