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Interfaith Dialogue with Beth Ahabah

Annual Interfaith Dialogue with Congregation Beth Ahabah

“Identity & Responsibility: What are the Markers of Our Faiths?”

Wednesdays, April 26 and May 3, 7:00 p.m.

Congregation Beth Ahabah – Joel House

1111 W. Franklin Street

Sometimes defining what it means to be Jewish or to be Christian seems straightforward. Certainly, we have certain obvious markers for faith: baptism or brit, holy scripture, conversion rites. But what does it mean to be Jewish or Episcopalian in daily actions and belief? Is Judaism primarily about the community, the beliefs, or ethnicity? What if a Christian can’t say the entire Nicene Creed without crossing his or her fingers?

Clearly there are gray areas for both our religions. What happens when we dwell in different parts of the spectrum of belief or action? How do doubt and questions play a role in faith? Does belief lead to action, or does action lead to belief? Can we even separate the two?

Join us for our annual interfaith dialogue with Congregation Beth Ahabah. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. in Valentine Hall followed by Rabbi Martin Beifield, Jr. and Rabbi Jesse Gallop will start the discussion from the Jewish tradition; The Rev. Hilary Streever will continue with the Episcopal tradition.

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