October 4-6 weekend

“A Jewish Understanding of Islam”

Featuring Dr. Reuven Firestone

Reuven Firestone is professor of medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, and was educated at Antioch College, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Hebrew Union College where he received his M.A. in Hebrew literature in 1980 and Rabbinic Ordination in 1982, and New York University where he received his Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic studies in 1988. Professor Firestone was awarded the Yad Hanadiv Research Fellowship at the Hebrew University in 1992, where he spent the year conducting research on holy war in Islamic tradition.

In 2000, he was awarded a fellowship for independent research in Jerusalem from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his research on holy war in Judaism. He was chosen to be a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, received the Fulbright CASA III Fellowship at the American University in Cairo for his sabbatical in 2006, and the D.A.A.D. (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) grant to teach at the University in Potsdam, Berlin in 2012-2013.

FRIDAY LUNCH, October 4, 2013 11AM – 1PM (For Area Clergy Only)

Abraham: The First Jew, Christian, or Muslim? A comparative study of the patriarch from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.


Who are the Real “Chosen People”?

SATURDAY EVENING 7 PM, October 5, 2013

Whose Jerusalem? The Holy City in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

SUNDAY MORNING 10 AM, October 6, 2013, Breakfast is Included (Must RSVP)

What Does Islam Really Say About Jews and Judaism? A study of the classic texts.

This program is being sponsored by the Dr. Martin Wennar Fund for Interfaith Programming.