Israel and World Jewry
The Israel and World Jewry Committee of Temple Isaiah invites you to join us for
“Jewish Proselytes (converts) and Proselytism” with Ken Blady, M.A.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7pm
Temple Isaiah Adult Lounge, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette
Some topics covered in this multi-media presentation:
- The Torah and halacha vis-à-vis the ger tzedek (Righteous convert)
- Forced and Voluntary Mass Conversions
- Jews by choice: Ruth, baseball player Steve Yeager, singers Jim Croce and Sammy Davis Jr., rapper Nissim Black, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Ike Turner, Connie Chung.
Ken Blady is a Berkeley based Jewish educator, author and translator of seven works from Yiddish. He was born in Paris, France, and grew up in Chassidic Brooklyn where he attended yeshiva and rabbinical seminary. He has a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Clinical Counseling. He is the author of Jewish Communities in Exotic Places and The Jewish Boxer's Hall of Fame. Ken teaches adult education courses at Lehrhaus, Acalanes Adult Ed, and OLLI at Cal State Univ., East Bay.
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Questions? Contact [email protected] or [email protected]
7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
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