Dr. Samuel Atlas Memorial Lecture
"Thoughts on Prophetic Halakhah"
Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel Center, White Plains, NY
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street), New York
Admission Free; Photo ID required
Click here to RSVP
Rabbi Gordon Tucker is Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jewish Philosophy at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) and Honorary Chairman of the Board of the Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel. Rabbi Tucker has an A.B. from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and Rabbinical Ordination from JTS, where he has taught since 1976 and served as Dean of the Rabbinical School from 1984-1992. In 1979-80 he served as a White House Fellow in the administration of President Jimmy Carter. His numerous memberships and affiliations have included 25 years of with the Rabbinical Assembly's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, the Board of Directors of UJA-Federation of New York, and the Board of Advisors of Jewish Lights Publishing. He has published many articles on Jewish philosophy and law, and on Jewish affairs, and has recently published a translation and commentary on Abraham Joshua Heschel’s three-volume work on Rabbinic theology, under the title Heavenly Torah.
The Dr. Samuel Atlas Memorial Lecture is made possible through the generosity of the Dr. Bernard Heller Foundation. We are grateful to the trustees of the Foundation, Mrs. Ruth O. Freelander, Mrs. Beatrice Weidman, and Carole L. Weidman, Esq.