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Scholar-In-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30

Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman is the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, an organization that bridges the scientific and religious worlds, and is being incubated at Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. His writings about the intersection of religion and science have appeared on the homepages of several sites, including The Huffington Post, Nautilus, and Science and Religion Today.

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Friday, April 28, 2023:

  • 6:15 pm Diverse Access Available (To view services online, click HERE)
  • Erev Shabbat Service with Sermon “Has Science Replaced God?” For centuries, religion provided answers for our ancestors to all of life’s questions. But as modern Jews, we usually look to science to tell us where we came from, who we are, or even how we should act. So how should we look at, think about and talk about the relationship between science and religion in today’s world?
  • 7:30 pm-8:30 pm Diverse Access: Post Oneg Study Session expanding on Sermon “Has Science Replaced God?”



Saturday, April 29, 2023:

  • 9:00 am-10:15 am Diverse Access: Shabbat Morning Torah Study Torah Portion: Acharei Mot – K’doshim “Evolution of Morality” When we think about Darwinian evolution, we often think about fierce competition for resources, or how our genes influence our kids’ height, or how it might clash with religious teachings. But in fact, evolution by natural selection can help us understand the roots of morality, which can then inform Jewish law and Jewish ethics.



Sunday, April 30, 2023:

  • 9:15 am-10:45 am Diverse Access: Sunday Morning Session “The Cosmos and the Covenant” As we discover more exoplanets, and learn just how expansive our universe is, how do we situate ourselves in the cosmos? Are we insignificant, or are we special? Light refreshments will be served. 




This program is made possible in part by the Bonnie Graff Scholar-in-Residence Fund Presented by Adult Education Committee


Friday, April 28
Sunday, April 30
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