AVRAHAM INFELD: Judaism Is Not Just a Religion
Thursday, March 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seattle Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium
1000 4th Ave., Seattle
Light refreshments served, dietary laws observed
Avraham Infeld is President Emeritus of Hillel International. He has invested a lifetime in building Jewish identity and strengthening the State of Israel. Avraham is the founder and director of a succession of innovative eduational institutions.
Today, he serves as a consultant on Tikkun Olam to the Reut Institute, is a member of the faculty of the Mandel Institute, and in 2012 was elected Board Chairman of the Hillels of Israel.
A native of South Africa, Avraham immigrated to Israel in 1959, where he lives with his wife Ellen Cohen Infeld. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Bible and Jewish History and of Tel Aviv's Law School. In 2005, he was awarded the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's prestigious Samuel Rothberg Prize for Jewish Education, and was awarded honorary doctorates from Muhlenberg College and Hebrew Union College for his contributions to the field of education.
Get a sense of Avraham's insightful and humorous take on Jewish identity and the mission of the Jewish people by clicking on these video links:
Read Avraham's provocative commentary, "Who Is a Jew? Peoplehood Versus Religion," in eJewish Philanthropy.
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