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'Universal Message of Judaism' Is Topic for Kanter Lecture Wednesday

The Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding (IJIU) at Old Dominion University presents the Evelyn Kanter Endowed Lectureship in Interfaith Studies with Rabbi Walter Homolka at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. It will be in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The topic for his lecture is "The Universal Message of Judaism: An Ethical Covenant for Global Co-existence."

Homolka, rector of the Abraham Geiger College for the training of rabbis at Potsdam University, the former German Imperial residence close to the capital Berlin, is chairman of the Leo Baeck Foundation and the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Foundation as well as an executive board member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.

He received his Ph.D. from King's College London, and a D.H.L. from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.

A public reception will follow the lecture. Parking will be available in the parking garage at the corner of 49th Street and Bluestone Avenue.

For more information contact IJIU director Maura Hametz at mhametz@odu.edu or Kelly Duggins at kduggins@odu.edu, or call 757-683-3931.

For information about IJIU and its mission, programs and goals, visit http://al.odu.edu/ijiu/.

This article was posted on: October 26, 2009

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