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January 17, 2024 Torah and Dharma: A Renewed Conversation (Please Note on Zoom Only!)

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  • time Eastern Time
  • location Zoom
  • cost Free
  • organizer Hebrew College Miller Center for Interreligious Leadership & Learning
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Please join us virtually on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 7 p.m. EST for “Torah and Dharma: A Renewed Conversation”. The event will take place on Zoom and all registrants will receive a reminder with the Zoom link a few days before the event.

Building on the legacy of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (of blessed memory), His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and other bold Jewish and Buddhist practitioners, the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College is pleased to invite you to a dialogue on Torah & Dharma. Rabbi Or Rose, Director of the Miller Center, will engage in a conversation with Buddhist scholars Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown and Dr. Amelia Hall of Naropa University (Boulder, Colorado).

simmer-brown_judithDr. Simmer-Brown is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies Emeritx at Naropa University, where she has taught for over 40 years. Her areas of expertise include Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, interreligious dialogue, Buddhist chaplaincy, and contemplative education. She worked closely with Reb Zalman during his tenure as the World Wisdom Chair at Naropa University.

Dr. Amelia Hall earned her doctorate in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies from the University of Oxford in 2012 and is currently Associate Professor of Buddhism and Department Chair in the Wisdom Traditions department at Naropa University. She teaches across several degree programs at Naropa, including BA in Religious Studies, MA in Yoga Studies, MA in Contemplative Religions, and Master of Divinity.

Or-RoseRabbi Or Rose is the founding director of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College. Before assuming this position in 2016, he worked in various administrative and teaching capacities at Hebrew College for over a decade, including serving as a founding faculty member and associate dean for Informal Education of the Rabbinical School. Rabbi Rose was also one of the creators of CIRCLE, The Center for Interreligious & Community Leadership Education, cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School (2007-2017) and has taught for Hebrew College’s Me’ah Classic program.