Milton E. Harris Interfaith Institute
Annual Clergy Luncheon and Lecture
Thursday, February 8 at 11:30 a.m.
Rodef Shalom Congregation: 4905 Fifth Avenue, Shadyside
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, a former fanatic, and now passionate pluralist, reflects on his own journey and the lessons learned along the way—lessons which embrace both the deepest spiritual and intellectual integrity and an abiding respect for the dignity and necessity of difference.
How do we blend deep and passionate commitment with equally deep and genuine openness? How does faith help and harm that process? How is that all of our problem, even though most of us typically think it is someone else's fault?
Rabbi Hirschfield is the President of Clal—the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank, and resource center committed to religious pluralism. Listed for many years in Newsweek as one of America’s “50 Most Influential Rabbis,” and recognized as one of our nation’s leading “Preachers & Teachers,” by Beliefnet.com, Hirschfield is the author of "You Don’t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism".
Attendees are invited to bring non-perishable food items for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.
Registration and Sanctuary tours as of 10:30 a.m.