Dr. Jihad Turk
Founding President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School,
the nation’s first Muslim graduate school to offer accredited
Master’s degrees in the fields of Islamic Studies, Education,
Chaplaincy and Leadership.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 12:00 P.M.
Following our 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service
Dr. Turk has been instrumental in the establishment of Bayan Claremont, a graduate school
designed to educate Muslim scholars and religious leaders. He previously served as the Director of
Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Southern California, the oldest and largest mosque in the
Los Angeles area. His field of research focuses on Islamic Law with an emphasis on usul al-fiqh, or
jurisprudence as well as theology. His current interests also include identity formation in the
American-Muslim community, interfaith relations, Islamic reform movements, and community
leadership and development with a focus on youth.
Dr. Turk will be introduce by Rabbi Nico as well as Lisa Armony, director of the ROSE PROJECT of the Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County.
Sponsor: Temple Beth Tikvah, Jewish Federation