10 2019

Scientists in Synagogues - Lecture and Panel Discussion (BIC)

10:00AM - 12:30PM  

Beth Israel Center 1406 Mound St
Madison, WI 53711

Contact Elissa Pollack
(608) 256-7763

Dr. Hava Triosh-Samuelson, director of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University, will give a talk on Jews, Judaism, and Science in Historical Perspective. Following her talk, Dr. Triosh-Samuelson will join a panel discussion on "The Intersection of Science and Spirituality" with our own Dr. Matt Banks, founder of the Madison Center for Jewish Meditation and a Professor of Anethesiology and affiliate Professor of Neuroscience at UW-Madison, and Dr. Richie Davidson, the founding director of the Center for Healthy Minds at UW-Madison. This event is free and open to the public. A reception follows the talk and panel discussion.

Beth Israel Center and this event are part of a national project entitled "Scientists in Synagogues," a grass-roots initiative run by Sinai and Synapses in consultation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion, and funded primarily by the John Templeton Foundation, along with other donors.

This program concludes our participation in the project, which has also included four book discussions, a teen Shabbaton, three Kolot Kehilla talks by scientists in our synagogue, and the 5779 Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Previous attendance is not required. All are welcome!

Sponsor: Beth Israel Center, Sinai & Synapses