On Sunday, April 18 at 11 am on Zoom, Neve Shalom will present this year’s Rabbi Gerald L. Zelizer Scholar in Residence. Our presenter will be Dr. Benjamin R. Gampel who will be speaking about historic episodes of Jerusalem: City of Peace, City of Strife. The talk will be presented on the Neve Shalom zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82472289017 (Meeting: 82472289017). There is no charge, but do call 732-548-2238 x 12 for the password.
Dr. Gampel, a professor of Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary, will explore the history of the holy city of Jerusalem, important to Jews, Christians and Muslims. Join him as he examines the ways in which the historical claims of the three monotheistic religions mirror each other and how present-day struggles are rooted in their assertions of religious truth. In addition to his scholarship, Dr. Gampel is known as a stimulating teacher and delightful lecturer on the wide range of Jewish history. He has addressed synagogue and lay groups, organizations of all stripes, and scholarly conclaves. Truly an energetic scholar and teacher, Dr. Gampel is dedicated to bringing the history of the Jews to a wide public audience.
The annual Scholar-in-Residence Event is sponsored this year by the Scholar-in-Residence Fund, the Gilbert and Claudie Hayat Endowment and multiple Benefactors. For more information contact Hazzan@NeveShalom.net.