Rabbi Danny Schiff, PhD: “Eleven Months after Pittsburgh: What Did We Learn?” Presented by Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies

Rabbi Danny Schiff, PhD: “Eleven Months after Pittsburgh: What Did We Learn?” Presented by Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies

Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies presents Rabbi Danny Schiff, PhD on September 18, who will deliver the lecture,Eleven Months after Pittsburgh: What Did We Learn?” at 7:30 p.m. in the Aloysius P. Kelley Center Presentation Room.

Media Contact: Susan Cipollaro, scipollaro@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 x2726

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (September 2, 2019) — OnWednesday, September 18, 2019,Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies will present Rabbi Danny Schiff, PhD who will deliver the lecture,Eleven Months after Pittsburgh: What Did We Learn?” at 7:30 p.m. in the Aloysius P. Kelley Center Presentation Room. 

October 2018, Pittsburgh’s Jewish community suffered the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. Reflecting on the lessons learned, Rabbi Schiff will address how the events of that day impacted Pittsburgh, and the abiding implications for American Jewry.

Rabbi Schiff is the foundation scholar at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the founder and president of the Musuem of Jewish Ideas. A noted teacher and researcher in Jewish ethics, he is the 2019-20 Judaic Studies scholar in residence at Fairfield University. 

Prior to his position at Fairfield, Rabbi Schiff has served as the community scholar for the Agency for Jewish Learning in Pittsburgh, as rabbi of B’nai Israel in White Oak, Penn., and as rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Abortion in Judaism, published by Cambridge University Press, and has written a substantial number of articles, particularly in the field of Jewish law and ethics. Rabbi Schiff is a former board member of the City of Pittsburgh Ethics Board and of the Society of Jewish Ethics.

The lecture is free and open to the public. However, reservations are requested. To reserve a seat, email bennettcenter@fairfield.edu or call 203-254-4000 x2066. 

Posted On: September 2, 2019

Volume: 52 Number: 15

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