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Photo credit - Naor CohenOn August 16th and 17th we have the  honour of welcoming a visiting scholar – Oren Steinitz!

Mark your calendars:

  • August 16, Friday night “Shabbat in the park” ~ songs, brachot and potluck supper
  • August 17, Saturday morning Torah Study
  • August 17, Saturday night Havdallah Adult Education evening

About Oren Steinitz: Oren Z. Steinitz is a PhD candidate (ABD) at the University of Calgary’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (Religious Studies, Communications and Israel Studies) researching the attitude towards the “Other” in Jewish and Islamic legal websites. He holds a BA and MA in Middle East Studies from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. In addition he teaches at Mount Royal University, serves as the University of Calgary’s Jewish Chaplain and is involved in pluralistic Jewish education initiatives as well as interfaith work and dialogue. His fields of expertise include the history of Jewish-Muslim relations; modern Jewish fundamentalism; Jewish and Islamic Law; and the Jewish and Islamic online world.