Annual Judaic symposium April 11 at UD

Humanities Prof. Naomi Seidman of the University of Toronto and its Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies will be the speaker for the 44th Annual Ryterband Symposium, Thursday, April 11 at University of Dayton’s Curran Place.

A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, Seidman hosts a podcast on leaving the ultra-Orthodox Jewish world, Heretic in the House, distributed by the Shalom Hartman Institute.

Her fourth book, Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition — winner of a 2019 National Jewish Book Award in Women’s Studies — will be the topic of her 4 p.m. lecture.

At 7 p.m., Seidman will present the talk Jesus Spoke Yiddish. Both are free and open to the public. The Ryterband Symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Dayton, United Theological Seminary, and Wright State University.

Curran Place is located at 1700 S. Patterson Blvd. For more information, contact Wright State Zusman Prof. of Judaic Studies Mark Verman at 937-775-2461.

To read the complete April 2024 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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