The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB
Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
The Future of Judaism
Tuesday, November 27 / 8:00 p.m. / Free
UCSB Campbell Hall
The Chief Rabbi’s book Future Tense refutes the arguments for isolationism and the self-sufficiency of a “people that dwells alone” that have proven so tempting down through history, instead making the case that Jews and Judaism must renew their sense of hope and purpose to engage positively with the developing global culture.
Jonathan Sacks has been Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth since September 1991, the sixth incumbent since the role was formalized in 1845. Prior to taking up his current post, Rabbi Sacks was Principal of Jews’ College, as well as rabbi of the Golders Green and Marble Arch synagogues. He has written 24 books, his most recent being The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning, which was published in September 2012.
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UC Santa Barbara, a program of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, is cosponsored by UCSB Arts and Lectures, Department of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Hillel.