Humor & hope in Bible, Jewish Christian dialogue, theme of Ryterband Symposium

Smith College Jewish Studies Prof. Joel S. Kaminsky and Hartford International University President Joel N. Lohr will lead the 43rd Annual Ryterband Symposium in Judaic Studies, Thursday, March 30 at United Theological Seminary.

The symposium is co-sponsored by The University of Dayton, United Theological Seminary, and Wright State University.

At 4 p.m., Kaminsky will present the lecture God Has Brought Me Laughter: Exploring Humor & Hope in the Bible.

At 7:30 p.m., his talk will be Jewish/Christian Dialogue is no Joke…Or is it?, followed by Lohr’s lecture, Is Christian Humor Even a Thing? What I’ve Learned from Jewish-Christian Dialogue.

Both sessions are free and open to the public. UTS is located at 4501 Denlinger Rd., Trotwood. For more information, contact UTS Prof. Anthony Le Donne at

To read the complete March 2023 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here. 

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