SENIOR  SCHOLARS

Friday, April 5, 2019,
10:00 AM
Providence United
Methodist Church

 
Our Friday Speaker:

Rabbi Judith Schindler

Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion Dept.
Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies


" Anti-Semitism: Then and Now"

What is antisemitism? What are its origins? Does the antisemitism differ from its ancient and medieval forms? How can we best combat it?  Rabbi Schindler will address the challenge of hatred aimed at Jews today from the college campus to the streets to Paris to the tragedy of Pittsburgh. We will explore sources of antisemitism from religious texts to Nazi ideology to white supremacy today.

Rabbi Judith Schindler
is the Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte.  She was named Rabbi Emerita of Temple Beth El in Charlotte, North Carolina after serving as Senior Rabbi from 2003-2016 and as Associate Rabbi from 1998-2003.  Prior to coming to Charlotte, she was an Associate Rabbi at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York.

 She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University in 1988 (magna cum laude), her Master’s from the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles in 1993, and her rabbinic ordination at the Hebrew Union College in New York in 1995.

 

 

Rabbi Schindler serves on the Executive Committee of the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, is co-chair of the Clergy Council of MeckMin (Charlotte’s interfaith organization), is co-chair of the Rabbinic Council of the Association of Reform Zionists of America and is a Trustee of the Reform Pension Board. She is past Co-Chair of the Women’s Rabbinic Network and served on the Board of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing.

On behalf of Temple Beth El, Rabbi Schindler envisioned and led the creation of four social justice documentaries being utilized across the country. “Souls of Our Students: Appreciating Differences” and “Souls of our Students: A Transgender Focus” address diversity in schools. “Souls of Our Teachers” addresses urban education and “Souls of our Neighbors” explores the value of creating affordable housing. Three of the documentaries earned Telly Awards. Rabbi Schindler has contributed chapters and articles to more than ten books and is currently researching and co-authoring a book on recharging congregations through civic engagement and moving the religious community from volunteerism to advocacy.

 Among the many awards she has received, Rabbi Schindler was named Charlotte Woman of the Year in 2011. She received the 2008 Humanitarian Award from the Charlotte Coalition for Social Justice, the 2008 Mecklenburg Ministries Interfaith Clergy Award and was selected as one of Charlotte’s USA 20: Celebrating Dynamic Women in 2010.

 

When she is not working she enjoys yoga and sitting in bleachers and watching her two teenage boys play sports.


Lunch Bunch


Friday, April 26,
11:30 AM

Coordinated by BG Metzler and Ruth McDevitt

Reservations taken at the Lunch Bunch Table

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2019 Wildacres Retreat
(NOW WAIT-LISTING)

Monday, April 29 to Thursday, May 2

Cost: $245 per person dbl occupancy

Organized and Coordinated by
Wade Alley & Jim Renger
Speaker : Dr. Greg Ferro
Discussing Two Topics:
  •  The U.S. Constitution and You
  • How Years 1900-1920 Made the America of Today (emphasis on WWI)

    Relaxing days of learning, reflection, fellowship, laughter, entertainment, solitude, sharing and hiking at this beautiful 1,400 acre wilderness retreat near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the spectacular mountains of western NC.
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April 15 @ 11:30 am

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