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A Very Special Interfaith Shabbat dinner and lecture by Prof. Amy-Jill Levine on “Jesus And Judaism: The Connection Matters” at Irvine United Congregational Church (4915 Alton Parkway).
March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 p.m. Interfaith Shabbat Dairy Dinner at IUCC. Cost: $20 for dinner. Reservations are closed because the dinner is full.
7:00 p.m. Prof. Levine’s lecture. Admission for the lecture only ($30 for the public) is FREE for University Synagogue members, but you must RSVP ASAP to the synagogue office at (949) 553-3535. We have made a donation to IUCC to help underwrite Prof. Levine and, in appreciation, our members can attend without charge. (If you have non-University Synagogue member friends who wish to attend, they must contact IUCC directly and purchase tickets.) Space is limited.
Prof. Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament at Vanderbilt Divinity School and a nationally recognized scholar and teacher who considers herself an (Unorthodox) “Yankee Jewish Feminist.” Her work on Christian origins and texts is enhanced by her own religious practice as a Jew, as she applies her familiarity with Judaism and Jewish thought to Christian texts and especially the life and teachings of Jesus. Prof. Levine has written “The Misunderstood Jew: The Church And The Scandal Of The Jewish Jesus” and “Short Stories By Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables Of A Controversial Rabbi,” and, with children’s author Reconstructionist Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, “Who Counts?: 100 Sheep, Ten Coins and Two Sons.” She also co-edited, with Marc Z. Brettler, “The Jewish Annotated New Testament.”