Seeking Common Ground

Rabbi Dov Gartenberg and I met through Synagogue 3000, he and I will be team teaching a Hillel Foundation class in May at University of Washington and Panim Hadashot sponsored by JConnect.  We titled our class:

Seeking Common Ground: A Conversation with a Rabbi and a Pastor On Religious Identity and Belief in a Pluralistic World

Its a rare opportunity for young Christians and Jews to engage in conversation about religious identity and faith in a world of diverse choices and religious contentiousness.

Our themes will be:

  1. Does my religious identity or lack thereof help or deter my relationship with others in a diverse society?
  2. Beyond God on my side: Does a sense of religious choseness make sense in our times? (Post-evangelical, post-insular Judaism)
  3. What is religious conversion in pluralistic world?
  4. What does it mean to affirm your faith tradition in a world of multiple ‘truths’’?
  5. Can secular and religious people find common ground?

Class Information:

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00PM,  May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

@ University of Washington, Hillel Foundation

4745 17th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105.

Geared to persons of college age through mid 30s.


Registration Information:

Cost: $25.  To register contact UW Hillel at 206-527-1997 or register online at

For more information,  contact Rabbi Dov Gartenberg at or call at 206 525-0648

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