The Hammerman Family Lecture – Almighty? No Way! Embracing the God We Actually Love
October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmSuggested Donation: $18
ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Many of us struggle with questions of faith, God, meaning. Often the problem is that we can’t believe in a coercive, all-powerful, all-knowing supernatural God who is in complete control of everything. Seeing the level of innocent suffering and the prevalence of evil makes it hard to accept this notion of the divine. But what if there is a different way to embrace God, one of dynamism, relationship, and goodness. Come discover if the God of relationship and becoming is already dwelling in the heart of your heart.
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Dr Bradley Shavit Artson (www.bradartson.com) holds the Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean’s Chair of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and is Vice President of American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Rabbi Artson has long been a passionate advocate for social justice, human dignity, diversity and inclusion. He wrote a book on Jewish teachings on war, peace and nuclear annihilation in the late 80s, became a leading voice advocating for GLBT marriage and ordination in the 90s, and has published and spoken widely on environmental ethics, special needs inclusion, racial and economic justice, cultural and religious dialogue and cooperation, and working for a just and secure peace for Israel and the Middle East. A member of the Philosophy Department, he is particularly interested in theology, ethics, and the integration of science and religion. He supervises the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program and mentors Camp Ramah in California in Ojai and Ramah of Northern California in the Bay Area. He is also dean of the Zacharias Frankel College in Potsdam, Germany, ordaining Conservative rabbis for Europe. A frequent contributor for the Huffington Post and for the Times of Israel, and a public figure Facebook page with over 60,000 likes, he is the author of 12 books and over 250 articles, most recently Renewing the Process of Creation: A Jewish Integration of Science and Spirit. Married to Elana Artson, they are the proud parents of twins, Jacob and Shira.