When I Think of Bethlehem....

    Join us for a special presentation by Rabbi Arik Ascherman and Rabbi Daniel Friedman at 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 22.

    November 15, 2017

    Time: 7:00pm
    Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    Location: Newman Centre, St. Joseph's College

    Rabbi Arik Ascherman
    Founder of Torat Tzedek (Torah of Justice)

    Rabbi Daniel Friedman
    Beth Israel Synagogue, Edmonton 
    Vice President, Rabbinical Council of America


    St Joseph’s College is partnering with Bethlehem University to offer a new 3-credit scripture course (CHRTC 203) in Bethlehem, Palestine during the Spring 2018 term. To prepare prospective U of A students and the College for this once in a lifetime learning opportunity, St Joseph’s College is honored to have Rabbi Daniel Friedman and Rabbi Arik Ascherman offer their response to the statement, "When I think of Bethlehem..."

    Further information about the course is available here.

    Rabbi Arik Ascherman is the former President and Chief Rabbi of Rabbis for Human Rights. He is currently director of Torat Tzedek (Torah of Justice). His life has been dedicated to working for Tikkun Olam ('co-creation') through social justice and protection of society's most vulnerable populations. He has won numerous international awards for his courage and commitment to non-violence.

    Rabbi Daniel Friedman will address the historical relationship between Christianity and Judaism and the difference in contemporary perspectives on the place of Israel and the Jewish people in North American Christian theology versus Bethlehem theology.

    All are welcome to attend. There is no cost. Donations will be graciously accepted to defray travel cost. For more information, please contact Fr Glenn McDonald: (780) 492-4683 or glenn.mcdonald@ualberta.ca.