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Caldwell, N.J., Sept. 24, 2019 – “The Jewish Trinity : God, Torah and Israel” will be presented by Rabbi Richard Hammerman, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Alumni Theatre at Caldwell University. The lecture will focus on the fundamental beliefs of Judaism, how the Jewish community understands these beliefs within a spectrum, and how those tenets differ from other monotheistic faith beliefs. The event is free and open to the public.
Hammerman is the previous executive director of Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell. He has been involved in numerous aspects of the Conservative/Masorti Movement in Judaism for over 40 years, and he is rabbi emeritus of Congregation B’nai Israel, Toms River, New Jersey where he served for more than 30 years. Hammerman teaches the Bible to adults at Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell and is a member of the International Rabbinical Assembly. He is on the board of directors of the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis of Livingston, New Jersey.
Hammerman is a graduate of the joint program of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a master’s degree, rabbinic ordination and an honorary doctoral degree.
The lecture is being presented by Caldwell University’s Department of Theology and Philosophy as part of its Sister Maura Campbell lecture series. Sister Maura was a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell, a theologian, philosopher, professor, researcher and national leader in education whose scholarship and teaching spanned 50 years.
For further information, call 973-618-3931.