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Rabbi Saul Berman to speak in Stamford

Rabbi Saul J. Berman, a leading Orthodox teacher with an expertise in the role of social ethics in synagogue life and the applicability of Jewish Law to contemporary society, will deliver the pre-Rosh Hashanah Joseph and Julia Macy Memorial Lecture at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. He will discuss the obligation of forgiving individuals before the High Holidays.

Ordained at Yeshiva University, Rabbi Berman also holds a law degree from New York University and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He was an early leader in the Soviet Jewry movement and an active participant in the Civil Rights movement.

From 1969 to 1971, he served as spiritual leader of the Young Israel of Brookline, Massachusetts, and, in 1971, he was appointed chairman of the Department of Judaic Studies at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. From 1984-1990, he served as senior rabbi of Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan.

He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Law, where he teaches a seminar in Jewish Law. In 1997, he became director of Edah, an organization devoted to the invigoration of modern Orthodox ideology and religious life.

The lecture is free. For more information call (230) 358-2200.

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