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West Coast

Rabbi Mordechai Gafni speaking in Los Angeles on Sunday Morning, May 6, 2001 Date: May 06, 2001
Rabbi Gafni will be speaking at the UCLA at Burche Hall. The speech is entitled 'Soul Prints'
You can contact Rabbi Seidler-Feller's office at 310-208-3081 x226 for more information

Rabbi Mordechai Gafni Speaking in Los Angeles Date: May 05, 2001
Rabbi Gafni will be giving a lecture entitled Singularity and Lonliness at Congregation Bnei David. The Address is 8906 West Pico.
You can contact Rabbi Yosef Kanefski's office at 310-276-9269 for more information

Rabbi Mordechai Gafni speaking in Los Angeles Date: May 05, 2001
The title of the the speech is Soul Prints, it will be given at the Westwood Village Synagogue at the UCLA Hillel. The Address is 900 Hilgard Avenue in Westwood, CA.
You can contact Dena at Rabbi Seidler-Feller's Office at 310-208-3081 x226 for more information

South East

Call for Papers Date: December 01, 2002
BSD Department of Religious Studies, Florida International University -- Professor Nathan Katz, Professor and Chair The Shul of Bal Harbour and The Aleph Institute of Miami, Florida -- Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar B’Or Ha’Torah Journal of Science, Art & Modern Life in the Light of the Torah -- Professor Herman Branover, Editor-in- Chief; Ilana Attia, Managing Editor The Fifth Miami International Conference on Torah & Science Absolute Standards in an age of Relativity 16-18 December 2003 The Kovens Conference Center Florida International University, Miami, Florida Followed by a Shabbaton at The Shul of Bal Harbour, Florida Call for Papers on the Following and Related Topics LOOKING FOR LINKS BETWEEN THE DIVINE, HUMAN, NATURAL, ARTIFICIAL, AND VIRTUAL Links from G-d: Are G-d’s properties of unity, infinity, singularity, and uniqueness found in nature? Are the Creator’s fingerprints hidden? Is there a predetermined pattern in the continuing development of life and the cosmos? Does Jewish history show G-d’s intervention in the world? Human Links to G-d: Are humans “wired to know G-d,” or is access denied? How does the brain experience spirituality and free will? How do prayer and faith affect health? Does religion relieve stress? Are good and evil absolute or relative? Where does the soul reside—in the blood? the heart? the breath? the mind? DNA? Will the Theory of Everything lead us to G-d? Does the universe look as if it were specifically designed to enable human life? Human Links to Nature and the Artificial: Is a unified view of creation and the role of nature in evolution possible? What is the difference between natural, artificial, and virtual reality? Does the Torah permit us to manipulate nature? New developments in genetic engineering. Is man helping or competing with G-d? What blessings does a Jew say on food engineered with DNA from a different biological species or kingdom? Is Artificial Intelligence in the image of man or G-d? Are there aspects of AI that display a “new” type of intelligence, different from human, but not in the image of G-d? Does the future of human life depend on computers and robots being sent to outer space? Can a soul be infused into a human clone or a robot? Does quick laboratory production of petroleum provide a missing link between the Torah and evolutionary timetables? Is there a common link in math, science, the arts and humanities? Do contemporary physics and cosmology prove or contradict the central role of human life in the universe? Why does the scientific community avoid the philosophical conclusions of quantum physics indicating the roles of G-d and human consciousness in nature? There will be a round table discussion on a topic from each of the above three areas. Length of contributed papers: 15 minutes, plus 10 minutes of questions and answers Keynote lectures: 45 minutes, plus 10 minutes of questions and answers Proceedings will be published in B’Or Ha’Torah Journal of Science, Art & Modern Life in the Light of the Torah, subject to refereeing prior to publication. DEADLINES Dec 1, 2002 170-word abstract and CV due. Send to: Ilana Attia, Managing Editor, B’Or Ha’Torah, 6 David Yellin Street, POB 5749, Jerusalem, Israel info@borhatorah.org Tel. 972-2-642-7521 Feb 1, 2003 Notification of acceptance of papers Dec 16, 2003 Camera-ready copy, diskette, or e-mail attachment in Word 7 (or earlier version) or in rich text format for the published proceedings Organizing Committee: Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar, USA; Prof. Nathan Katz, USA; Prof. Herman Branover, Israel; Ilana Attia, Israel. Advisory Board: Prof. Yitzchok Block, Canada; Prof. J. Brawer, Canada; Prof. Isaac Elishakoff, USA; Prof. Yaakov Friedman, Israel; Dr. Aryeh Gotfryd, Canada; Prof. Velvl Greene, Israel; USA; Prof. A.M. Hasofer, Australia; Peter Kalms, England; Prof. Yehudah Levi, Israel; Rabbi Nissen Mangel, USA; Rabbi Zalman Posner, USA; Rabbi I.J. Schochet, Canada; Gedalia Shaffer, USA; Rabbi Prof. Moshe Tendler, USA; Prof. Eliezer Zeiger, USA. Local Organizing Committee: Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar, Prof. Nathan Katz, and Miriam Gitman Please send all correspondence to: Miriam Gitman, The Shul of Bal Harbour, 9540 Collins Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154, USA. Tel: (305) 868-1411 Fax: (305) 861-2426 E-mail: miriam@theshul.org FOOD, ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORTATION Glatt kosher lunch boxes may be ordered. Coffee breaks will be provided. Lecturers and participants may reserve rooms at the Beekman Hotel opposite The Shul of Bal Harbour via Miriam Gitman. Advice on other accommodations may be obtained from her. The Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports provide access to Miami. Shuttle service will be provided between The Shul of Bal Harbour and the Kovens Conference Center of Florida International University. For further information on the December 2003 Fifth Miami International Conference on Torah & Science CONTACT info@borhatorah.org The history of the Miami Torah & Science Conferences; the programs of the third and fourth conferences; how to order the proceedings of the third and fourth conferences in issues 12E, 13E, 14E and 15E of B’Or Ha’Torah; more information on the Fifth Miami International Conference may be found at http://www.borhatorah.org ILANA ATTIA, Managing Editor B'OR HA'TORAH Journal of Science, the Arts & Modern Life in the Light of the Torah 6 David Yellin Street POB 5749 Jerusalem, Israel Tel. 972-2-642-7521 Fax 972-2-538-5118 info@borhatorah.org http://www.borhatorah.org New volume! B'OR HA'TORAH 13E (2002) Contains papers from the Fifth Miami International Conference on Torah & Science
You can contact Prof. Nathan Katz at 972-2-642-7521 for more information

Others

Primeras Jornadas Latinoamericanas de Psicología y Judaísmo Date: August 14, 2000
Las mismas trendran lugar el 14 y el 15 de Agosto del 2000, en el Hotel Sheraton de Montevideo-Uruguay. Rabinos, Psicólogos y Psiquiatras Judios ,analizan la relación entre el judaismo y distintos tópicos de la Psicología. Participan: Prof. Shalom Rosenberg Dr. Rina Rosenberg Dr. Jorge Bucay Rabino Iosef Bitton Rabino Eitan Ekshtein Rabino Dr. Moty Maarabi
You can contact Enrique Dreisis at ++598 94 406731 for more information
Contact email regarding this event is: cej@montevideo.com.uy

North East

Torah U-Madda Lecture Date: December 09, 2002
Torah U-Madda Lecture by Rabbi Jeffrey Woolf, Ph. D. Professor of Talmud, Bar Ilan University. History & Halakha: Limits and Possibilities.
You can contact Yonatan Kaganoff at 212-795-6681 for more information
Contact email regarding this event is: ykaganof@ymail.yu.edu

Torah U-Madda Lecture Date: October 16, 2002
Dr. Carl Feit, Ades Chair in the Health Sciences of Yeshiva University, will speak about Human or Golem: Therapeautic Cloning and Definitions of Humanhood in Jewish Law The event is part of Yeshiva University's Torah U-Madda Lecture Series, a program of the Max Stern Division of Communal Services.
You can contact Yonatan Kaganoff at 212-795-6681 for more information
Contact email regarding this event is: ykaganof@ymail.yu.edu

Pamensky Live! for Modern Orthodox singles and couples Date: September 30, 2002
Free Admission to Modern Orthodox Event in New York Pamensky Live Monday, September 30th Stand-Up NY 236 West 78th St. @ Broadway 6:00pm Happy Hour 7:00pm Program 2 item minimum (Estihana Sushi or drink) Call 1 866 PAMENSKY for FREE tickets Discovery, the non-profit Jewish organization whose programs have been experienced by over 150,000 American Jews across the United States, will present Pamensky Live, an entertaining and interactive presentation that gives Jewish singles and couples the tools to improve their relationships, on Monday, September 30th at Stand-Up NY on 78th & Broadway. Pamensky Live, known as the Jewish version of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, is hosted by leading relationship expert Aryeh Pamensky. Born in South Africa and raised in Toronto, Aryeh Pamensky is on a mission to eradicate divorce. He has been teaching personal development programs and doing marriage counseling for nine years. Within 18 months of developing his relationship presentation, Pamensky's remarkable insights and simple methods have received praise from Jewish singles and couples of all ages and lifestyles. Free Admission to Modern Orthodox Event in New York Pamensky Live Monday, September 30th Stand-Up NY 236 West 78th St. @ Broadway 6:00pm Happy Hour 7:00pm Program 2 item minimum (Estihana Sushi or drink) Call 1 866 PAMENSKY for FREE tickets
You can contact Jennifer at 1 866 PAMENSKY for more information

Great Jewish Thinkers, Great Wisdom: Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Hillel, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel & Rabbi Joseph Solovitchik Date: March 20, 2001
Professor Isaiah Gafni, Dr. Judith Hauptman, Peter Geffen and Dr. David Shatz The 92nd Street Y Bronfman Center for Jewish Life 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY $25 What would it be like if Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Hillel, Rabbi Heschel, and Rabbi Soloveitchik were able to, miraculously, sit together in a dialogue? We come close to finding out as we attempt to enter the minds of one of the sages responsible for the Mishnah, one of the Talmud's greatest scholars, a renowned 20th Century theologian, and one of the pillars of Modern Orthodoxy. How would they critique the different religious movments? What position would they take on issues such as abortion and the death penalty? Did they ever experience personal crises of faith? What would they say to a Jew who does not find Judaism compelling or meaningful? How would they respond to the changing role of women and family? Professor Isaiah Gafni (speaking on behalf of Rabbi Akiva) is professor of Jewish History at Israel's Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Dr. Judith Hauptman (speaking on behalf of Rabbi Hillel) is the Rabbi Philip R. Alstat Professor of Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary; Peter Geffen (speaking on behalf of Rabbi Heschel) is founder of the Abraham Heschel School in New York City; Dr. David Shatz (speaking on behalf of Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik) is a professor of philosophy at Yeshiva University and editor of the 'Torah u-Maddah' Journal.
You can contact the 92nd Street Y at 212-996-1100 for more information
For more information visit http://www.92ndsty.org

Torah Reading in Ancient Palestine: New Insights into the Triennial Cycle Date: December 26, 2000
Professor Shlomo Naeh teaches in the Departments of Talmud and Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Beit Midrash of the Shalom Hartman Institute. He has been a visiting scholar at Yale and Oxford and is one of the leading academic Talmudists in the world. In ancient Palestine, the Torah was completed over a three year cycle. Professor Naeh will attempt uncover what the weekly Torah reading consisted of. Admission is $15; $10 for students. Women and men are welcome. Please note: the lecture will be delivered in Hebrew. At Drisha Institute for Jewish dEucation, 131 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024.
You can contact Judith Tenzer at (212) 595-0307 for more information
Contact email regarding this event is: jtenzer@drisha.org

The Sifra: Reconstructing an Ancient Text Date: December 25, 2000
Professor Shlomo Naeh teaches in the Departments of Talmud and Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Beit Midrash of the Shalom Hartman Institute. He has been a visiting scholar at Yale and Oxford and is one of the leading academic Talmudists in the world. The Sifra - - or Torat Kohanim -- has been transmitted through the generations in a format that is notoriously jumbled. In his presentation, Professor Naeh will attempt to reconstruct this ancient work. Admission is $15; $10 for students. Women and men are welcome. Please note: the lecture will be delivered in Hebrew. At Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, 131 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024.
You can contact Judith Tenzer at (212) 595-0307 for more information
Contact email regarding this event is: jtenzer@drisha.org

Winter Week of Learning - Prayer: Reaching Up, Reaching Out Date: December 25, 2000
Six separate sessions from December 25 through December 27 including presentations by Leora Bednarsh, Tammy Jacobowitz, Naphtali Harcsztark, Dov Linzer, Lisa Schlaff, David Silber. Monday, December 25 open to women and men; Tuesday-Wednesday, December 26-27 open to women. Cost for complete program is $150; $90 for students. Cost for one session is $25; $15 for students. Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, 131 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024.
You can contact Judith Tenzer at (212) 595-0307 for more information
Contact email regarding this event is: jtenzer@drisha.org

Community Study: Prayer, Rabbi Marc Schneir, Rabbi Lori Forman, Rabbi Robert Levine, Rabbi David Woznica (Moderator) Date: December 11, 2000
92nd Street Y Bronfman Center for Jewish Life 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY $12 Join some of New York's most prominent rabbis as they debate and discover what it means to pray. How do each of our rabbis pray and what enhances their ability to pray? What would they say to one who does not believe in several different prayers from the siddur, the prayerbook, including portions of the Amidah (standing silent devotion) and Mourner's Kaddish. Rabbi Schneir (Orthodox) is founding rabbi of the Hampton Beach Synagogue of West Hampton Beach and author of 'Shared Dreams.' Rabbi Forman (Conservative) is co-director of the Jewish Resource Center of UJA-Federation of New York. Rabbi Levine (Reform) is rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York City. Rabbi David Woznica is the director of the 92nd Street Y Bronfman Center for Jewish Life. This is supported in memory of Henry I. and Birdie F. Cohen.
You can contact the 92nd Street Y at 212-996-1100 for more information
For more information visit http://www.92ndsty.org

His Brother's Keeper: Israel and the Diapora Jewry in the 21st Century, Minister Yossi Beilin Date: November 29, 2000
92nd Street Y Bronfman Center for Jewish Life 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY $15 Israel's outspoken Minister of Justice tackles two critical and connected issues: the relationship between American Jews and Israel and the alarming slide of Jewish assimilation and intermarriage. Beilin proposes radical change to the way Jewish identity and is created and nurtured. Among his suggestions will be the ending the Orthodox hold in setting Israeli policy and empowering Israel to replace America as the center of World Jewish culture and social action. He recently authored 'His Brother's Keeper: Israel and Diaspora Jewry in the 21st Century.'
You can contact the 92nd Street Y at 212-996-1100 for more information
For more information visit http://www.92ndsty.org

The State of Anti-Semitism, Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt Date: November 15, 2000
92nd Street Y Bronfman Center for Jewish Life 1295 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY $15 Her triumphant legal victory against a Holocaust denier in Britain made headlines in the United State and around the world. Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt provides a unique perspective on the state of anti-Semitism in America and abroad, citing both historical sources as well as the newest form of anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial. Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies and Director of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. She is the author of 'Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.' This program is presented in cooperation with the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
You can contact the 92nd Street Y at 212-996-1100 for more information
For more information visit http://www.92ndsty.org

Judaism & Science: A Personal Perspective, Professor Robert Pollack Date: November 13, 2000
92nd Street Y Bronfman Center for Jewish Life 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY $12 Recent advances in the area of bimiedical science threaten to send us down a slippery slope of morality. Professor Robert Pollack, a national figure in biomedical research, analyzes developments including DNA, germ line gene replacement and cloning from a Jewish perspective. Learn how a committed Jew wrestles with the complex moral and ethical challenges confronting us in this field. Explore the moral implications of this type of research as well as the legitimate uses for this information. Professor Pollack seeks to overcome what he terms 'the unjustifiable disinterest which science and religion had for each other's accomplishments.' Professor Pollack, author of 'The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith,' is the director of the Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR) at Columbia University.
You can contact the 92nd Street Y at 212-996-1100 for more information
For more information visit http://www.92ndsty.org

Michael Miller Lecture Date: September 17, 2000
'Is It Good for the Jews? Insights into the Upcoming Presidential Election' Michael Miller, Executive Vice President, Jewish Community Relations Council DATE: September 17, 2000 TIME: 8PM PLACE: Congregation Agudath Sholom, 301 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford, CT ADMISSION: Free (refreshments will be served after the lecture)
You can contact Michael feldstein at 203-327-1672 for more information
Contact email regarding this event is: mike38ct@aol.com


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