David Biale

Prominent Jewish scholar looks at 'Judaism as a Secular Tradition' April 16

  • March 27, 2009
  • MEDIA CONTACT: Diane Daniel, CLASS Publicist, 510-885-3183

David Biale, one of the country’s leading Jewish Studies scholars, will give his thoughts on, “Judaism as a Secular Tradition,” at noon Thursday, April 16 in the Biella Room of the California State University, East Bay Library, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

Director of Jewish Studies and Emanuel Ringelblum Professor for Jewish History at the University of California, Davis, Biale previously served as Koret Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. 

He is the author of “Eros and the Jews,” “Power and Powerlessness in Jewish History,” and most recently, “Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol Between Jews and Christians.”

The program is funded by the Amy and Morton Friedkin Foundation of the East Bay Jewish Community Foundation.

Information is at http://class.csueastbay.edu/Jewish_Culture_Series.php.

Campus parking is $5 per vehicle per day. Machines in lots take dollars and quarters. CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify the event sponsor at (510) 885-3161 well in advance if accommodation will be needed.

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