Temple Israel invites you to join us for the 4th Annual Ilene F. Levin Scholar-in-Residence Program, Bridging the Secular-Religious Divide in Jewish Life, June 2-5 with Lawrence Bush.
Bush is a leading creative force in the American Jewish community as an author, essayist, visual artist and magazine editor. He is editor of Jewish Currents, a non-profit, progressive Jewish media project with a 70-year heritage of activist journalism. Bush’s essays, fiction and artwork have appeared in the New York Times, Village Voice, MAD magazine, Tikkun, Reform Judaism, and other publications, and his writings have been anthologized in Best Jewish Writing 2003; Hallucinogens: A Reader; The 54th Century; and A Mentsh Among Men.
7 p.m. Thursday June 2: ”Secular Jewish Troublemakers, A to Z"
5:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, during Shabbat evening service: "Judaism as a Counterculture” (A free communal dinner follows.)
10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, during Shabbat morning service: “What does Jewish tradition say about the role of atheism within Judaism? What does God think of humanism?”
11 a.m. Sunday, June 5: “Bridging the religious-secular divide in Judaism: A slide show of original Jewish art pieces and a community discussion” (Free community brunch starts the event, presentation follows at noon.)
All events are free and open to the public and take place at Temple Israel, 1602 E. 2nd St. For more information and to RSVP for the June 3 and 5 meals, please call the Temple office at 724-8857 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.