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FAU Lecture Addresses Interreligious Dialogue in Israel

            BOCA RATON, FL (October 16, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University will present the lecture “The Other Peace Process – Interreligious Dialogue in Israel in the Service of Peace,” on Tuesday, November 4 at 2 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the University Center on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The lecture will be presented by Ron Kronish, founder and director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel.

            Kronish is a noted rabbi, educator, author and lecturer.   He has lived in Jerusalem for the past 29 years, serving as director of the Israel Office of the American Jewish Committee, and later co-director for the Melitz Center for Jewish Zionist Education. Kronish is a lecturer at Tel Aviv University and at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and he also lectures to a wide variety of groups in Israel, including synagogue groups, Jewish community missions,and Jewish, Christian interreligious groups.   In addition, he has been a scholar-in-residence in universities, synagogues and communities across the United States, Canada, Europe and in the Far East.

Educated at Brandeis University, Hebrew Union College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Kronish has published articles and essays on Jewish politics, faith communities and the peace process, as well as education, culture and contemporary issues in America and Israel.   He is the editor of Towards the Twenty-First Century: Judaism and the Jewish People in Israel and America and two books of essays: Toward the Third Millennium and Pilgrimage in a New Millennium.  

The lecture is presented by FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, and Alan L. Berger, Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz. No reservations are required for the lecture. For further information, call 561-297-2979.

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