Temple Isaiah hosts Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman presenting ‘Has Science Replaced G-d?’

Temple Isaiah hosts Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman presenting ‘Has Science Replaced G-d?’

Temple Isaiah of Great Neck will be hosting the first and second sessions of its thought-provoking three-part series entitled “Has Science Replaced G-d?” presented by Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Monday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 P.M. at Temple Isaiah, One Chelsea Place in Great Neck.  The third session will be announced.

Mitelman said that for centuries, religion provided answers for our ancestors to all of life’s questions. But in the modern day, we usually look to science to tell us where we came from, who we are, or even how we should act. He poses the question – How should we look at, think about and talk about the relationship between science and religion in today’s world?

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.

He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where he received the Cora Kahn Prize from the Cincinnati faculty for the most outstanding sermon delivery and oratory.

An alumnus of Princeton University, he received multiple prizes for outstanding scholarship in biblical and Judaic studies.

He was selected to be a member of the first cohort of Clal’s prestigious Rabbis Without Borders fellowship, a national program that seeks to position rabbis as American religious leaders and spiritual innovators who contribute Jewish wisdom to the American spiritual landscape.

Additionally, he was chosen to be in the first group of the Balfour Brickner Rabbinic Fellowship, a joint program with Clal and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism that aims to integrate Jewish textual tradition with modern social and political issues.

His writings about the intersection of religion and science have been published in the books “Seven Days, Many Voices,” “A Life of Meaning” and “These Truths We Hold,” as well as on the Huffington Post, Nautilus, Orbiter, Science and Religion Today, Jewish Telegraphic Agency and My Jewish Learning.

He has been an adjunct professor at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and the Academy for Jewish Religion and is an internationally sought-out teacher, presenter and scholar-in-residence.

Please call Temple Isaiah at (516)487-5373 for further questions or information about this enriching program.  Temple Isaiah is located at One Chelsea Place in Great Neck.  Light refreshments will be served.

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