A Restoration of All Things—An Intra-Faith Introduction to Mormon History & Theology
August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pmSuggested Donation: $18
Join Valley Beit Midrash for an “off-Broadway” review of the Mormons. Learn the fundamentals of Mormon beliefs from a speaker who has experienced the Mormon faith as a missionary in a white shirt and tie, a leader in the Church hierarchy, a parent raising children within a minority faith tradition, and a businessman in the secular world. Learn why a church with “Latter-day” in its name places such emphasis on the restoration of ancient blessings. Mr. Smith also will share his views on what the Jewish and Mormon faiths have in common. As Mr. Smith’s good friend Rabbi Jeremy Schneider of Temple Kol Ami has taught, “ ‘Who is wise?” The answer, ‘One who learns from ALL people’ (Pirkei Avot 4:1). . . .Such open-mindedness can only make our religion and our faith stronger.” Jewish News (1/22/14)
About the Speaker
Barry M. Smith has served as a Bishop, Stake President and Mission President for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mr. Smith is chairman and chief executive officer of Magellan Health, a leader in managing the fastest growing, most complex areas of health. He has profit and loss responsibility for all of Magellan’s business units.
Smith has been active in providing enhanced educational and health resources for residents of Haiti, through Healing Hands for Haiti. He has also been involved with micro-credit initiatives focused on alleviating poverty in third-world countries.
Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Utah. He is a member of the Greater Phoenix Leadership Council.