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7:00 PM Shabbat Alive Services.
7:15 PM Youth-led services and Oneg
8:15 PM Speaker: UCI Professor Dr. Jack Miles will speak on “Judaism As A Great World Religion.”
UCI Professor Dr. Jack Miles will speak on "Judaism As A Great World Religion"
Friday, October 30, 2015, 8:15 p.m. (Shabbat Alive services at 7:00 p.m.)
Dr. Jack Miles, UCI Professor of English and Religious Studies, author and essayist, and Senior Fellow for Religious Affairs with the Pacific Council on International Policy, was trained as a Jesuit with a doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Literature from Harvard University. He is general editor of The Norton Anthology of World Religions, heading a team of seven scholars from universities around the country. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and many other publications. As sole author, he is under contract with Alfred A. Knopf for an untitled work on the Qur’an; with Princeton University Press for The Greatest Translation of All Time: The Septuagint in Cultural Context; and with Yale University Press for a biography of the medieval Jewish exegete and Talmudic commentator Rashi. His book, GOD: A Biography, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996.
A new group of Merage Israeli Fellows will briefly introduce themselves. These Israeli executives and CEOs participating in the Merage Institute US-Israel Innovation Bridge Executive Leadership Program are the latest elite group of visiting Merage Israeli Fellows.