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Saturday, June 29 • 9:30am - 10:40am
The Problem of Prayer and the Face of America – The Next 50 Years

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America is a religious nation.  America was founded by Deist Christian leaders who sought a new
model for religion and state (novus ordo seculorum).  America was forged with theologically
reflective guiding phrases: In G. we Trust, G. Bless America and Annuit Coeptis (original: Deo favente

Jewish Americans not so much…
Some Jewish Americans struggle with any form of religious affiliation.  We have a problem with G-d
concepts.  And we have a problem with prayer.

Let’s explore the problem of prayer in light of the changing religious norms in the US and the Jewish progressive urge to adapt and adjust to modernity.  What is the place of praise, thanks, gratitude, personal reflection, ethical triage and spiritual searching?

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Henry Shreibman

Religion & Philosophy, Educator
Rabbi Shreibman has served on the faculty of the Dominican University since 2005.  He helped start the Jewish Studies program at Sonoma State University in 2010 and has also served on faculty at UC Davis.  His academic focus is at the juncture of comparative ancient ethics/philosophy... Read More →

Saturday June 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:40am PDT
Russian River Valley (Student Center, 2nd Floor)