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Rabbi Dr. Chaim Seidler-Feller: Israel on the College Campus: Battlefield or Field of Dreams (4:30pm at CTI)

Saturday, January 19, 2019 13 Shevat 5779

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Congregation Tiferet Israel is excited to welcome Rabbi Dr. Chaim Seidler-Feller as a scholar in residence on Saturday, January 19th.

Chaim Seidler-Feller recently celebrated his fortieth year of working with students and faculty as the Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA. He is currently Director Emeritus and also serves as Director of the Hartman Fellowship for Campus Professionals. He was ordained in 1971 at Yeshiva University where he completed a Masters in Rabbinic Literature. Chaim has been a lecturer in the Departments of Sociology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA and in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is also a faculty member of the Shalom Hartman Institute, and of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. The International Hillel Center has granted Chaim the Hillel Professional Recognition Award "for blending the love of Jewish tradition with the modern intellectual approach of the university." Chaim was a rabbinic consultant to Barbra Streisand during the making of the film Yentl. He is married to Dr. Doreen Seidler-Feller,a clinical psychologist,and is the father of Shulie, a photojournalist and Shaul, recently ordained and currently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish History at the Hebrew University.

Israel on the College Campus: Battlefield or Field of Dreams

Many in the Jewish Community are convinced that American universities are seething with antisemitism and are hot beds of anti-Israel activism. This presentation will examine the accuracy of this assertion from the perspective of a campus professional. A nuanced a sober portrait that is both troubling and hopeful will be presented.

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