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Hillel to Host “Jewish University for a Day”

The Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life at Stony Brook University  in partnership with the Jewish Theological Seminary will be hosting “Jewish University for a Day” on Sunday, April 22. The event will offer the community an opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest in the American Jewish Community.

Jewish University for a Day will feature a keynote address by Arnold M. Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Eisen will be discussing “The College Campus, its Challenges and the Future of the Jewish Community.” In addition, Rabbi David Hoffman will be examining several issues including the correlation between religious passion and fundamentalism as well as reconceptualizing the idea of faith and Jewish identity. David Kraemer will be reviewing Kashrut and Jewish identity and the various lessons of Jewish tradition. Shuly Rubin Schwartz will be assessing the dynamic evolution of American Jewry.

In addition to these compelling presentations, participants will receive a light breakfast, a full lunch and a live music performance by the Long Island Brass Guild, a Usdan Center Faculty Quintet. The event will take place at the Charles B. Wang Center. Registration and breakfast will take place from 10 to 10:45 am; the program begins at 11 am and will conclude at 4 pm. Registration for Jewish University for a Day is $36 in advance and $50 at the door. The program is free for all Stony Brook University matriculating students.

Stony Brook University Hillel, the “Center for all Things Jewish on Campus,” is a pluralistic, dynamic community. Comprised of numerous student groups and committees, it is one of the most active student centers at Stony Brook and is known for being one of the most welcoming organizations.
Hillel provides a wide variety of exciting opportunities for students to discover, explore and celebrate being Jewish. The Jewish Theological Seminary of America is a preeminent institution of Jewish higher education that integrates rigorous academic scholarship and teaching with a commitment to strengthening Jewish tradition, Jewish lives and Jewish communities. In combining efforts, Stony Brook University Hillel and The Jewish Theological Seminary will offer participants a vibrant and meaningful opportunity to learn about some of the timeliest issues affecting the Jewish community.

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