The Rabbi A. Stanley Dreyfus Memorial Lecture
Dinner and Havdalah at 6:00 PM
Lecture to follow

Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz Director of the Jewish Publication Society will speak on:
Judaism's Great Debates: The Birth of Modern Judaism
Rabbi Schwartz will focus on two crucial debates:
~ Spinoza and the Amsterdam Rabbis ~
~ Abraham Geiger, Samson Raphael Hirsch and Zecharais Frankel ~

Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz serves as Director of the Jewish Publication Society, the preeminent publisher of Jewish books to the English-reading world since 1888. Rabbi Schwartz also serves as Rabbi of Congregation Adas Emuno of Leonia, NJ. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 1985 and has held pulpits in Amherst, NY, Chevy Chase, MD, and Cherry Hill, NJ. He began his career in Israel, as Rabbi of the Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa. Rabbi Schwartz is actively involved in Jewish environmentalism. He was a founding member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of Shomrei Adamah, the first national Jewish environmental organization. He serves on the grassroots advisory committee of COEJL, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and helps lead the Environment Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rabbi Schwartz is a prolific writer, the author of four books, a prize winning short story, and articles that have appeared in the Journal of Reform Judaism, American Jewish History, and the Hebrew Union College Annual. His latest textbook, Jewish Heroes, Jewish Values, (1996) is currently used in over 300 religious schools nationwide. Jewish Theology: A Comparative Study (1991), explores Jewish denominational thinking. Honi The Circlemaker – Eco-Fables From Ancient Israel (1993) is a series of folktales for children. Rabbi Schwartz recently authored Judaism's Great Debates, which was published in both adult and youth editions. Rabbi Schwartz is married and the father of three sons. He is a friend, colleague and classmate of Rabbi Goodman’s, Rabbi Schwartz proudly counts himself among the many rabbis raised up by Rabbi Dreyfus. Without a doubt, Rabbi Dreyfus would have qvelled greatly to have welcomed Rabbi Schwartz to Union Temple for this lectureship.

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