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Community Retreat for all ages and Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Dr. Joshua Garroway at Brandeis-Bardin

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018, All Day
Brandeis-Bardin Campus
1101 Pepper Tree Lane
Brandeis, CA 93064


For the past ten years we’ve had hundreds of Leo Baeckers experience a weekend away at the beautiful retreat center of Brandeis-Bardin located on 3000 acres in Simi Valley. This all-inclusive weekend features a climbing tower, swimming, tennis courts, 25-hours of Shabbat, great children’s programming and more.

This year, we’re pleased to feature the inspiring Scholar-in-Residence and author, Dr. Joshua Garroway.  We are excited to have him as part of our already “not to be missed” weekend.  Come for the weekend or come for the day; we want you there.

Dr. Garroway will present “Jewish Paradigm Shifts: Ancient & Modern”

In three thousand years, Judaism has changed several times over. While the lines of continuity from ancient Israel to modern Jewry are many, there have also been numerous “paradigm shifts” in which groups of Jews have fundamentally reconfigured their underlying assumptions about God, the people Israel, the meaning of history, and the destiny of humankind. These sessions explore four such shifts, including the last and perhaps most dramatic of them all, our own Reform Judaism.

Session 1  –  Jewish Paradigm Shifts: Why Jews Believe in One God
Session 2  –  Shifting Time I: Why Jews Believe in the End of Time
Session 3  –  Shifting Time II: Why Christians Believe in the End of Judaism
Session 4  –  Shifting Time III: Why Reform Jews Aren’t Sure What To Believe

Rabbi Joshua Garroway, Ph.D., serves as Associate Professor of Early Christianity and the Second Commonwealth at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Jack H. Skirball campus, in Los Angeles.

Rabbi Garroway earned his doctorate from the Religious Studies Department at Yale University and was ordained at the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR. His first book, Paul’s Gentile-Jews: Neither Jew nor Gentile, but Both, explores the ways in which Paul’s epistle to the Romans constructs Jewish identity, and the role played by this construction in the ensuing emergence of Christianity. His second book, set to appear in 2018, offers a revisionist understanding of the origins of the Greek term euaggelion, usually translated “gospel,” in earliest Christianity. Rabbi Garroway teaches extensively in the HUC-JIR Rabbinical School, the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management, and the Louchheim School for Judaic Studies at the University of Southern California.

A native of Rochester, New York, Rabbi Garroway currently lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife, Kristine Henriksen Garroway, and their three young boys.