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Evening with Author
May 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Presentation at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PTS) invites you to join us for an evening with Rabbi Yossi Klein Halevi, an American-born Israeli. A book-signing of Halevi’s most recent book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: Why an Israeli Writer Reached Out to Palestinians and What He Heard in Response, will occur following his presentation.
Rev. Todd Leach, Associate Pastor for Missions at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, is leading a group of church members and friends in reading this book prior to the author’s visit to Pittsburgh. If you are interested in reading along with us, please contact Rev. Leach so that he can order a copy for you.
Since the Tree of Life tragedy, Shadyside Presbyterian Church has been intentional about building relationships with our neighbors of other faith traditions. We have participated in previous events with the Jewish Community Center and the New Light Congregation of the Tree of Life Synagogue. Please consider joining us as we continue these efforts with this event.
Read more about this event on the PTS website. The event, co-sponsored with Temple Sinai in Pittsburgh, is free with advance or at-the-door registration.
Find directions to the seminary here. Free parking is available on campus behind the Chapel and Library. Signage directing you to the evening’s event will be available from the parking area.
About Yossi Klein Halevi
Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Together with Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University, he co-directs the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative, which teaches emerging young Muslim American leaders about Judaism, Jewish identity, and Israel. Halevi’s 2013 book, Like Dreamers, won the Jewish Book Council’s Everett Book of the Year Award. His latest book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, is a New York Times bestseller. He writes for leading op-ed pages in the U.S., including the Times and the Wall Street Journal, and is a former contributing editor to the New Republic.
In 2013, Halevi was a visiting professor of Israel Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary and served as a writer in residence at the University of Illinois. He was a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem from 2004 until 2010. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Israel in 1982, and lives in Jerusalem with wife, Sarah, who helps to run a center for Jewish meditation. They have three children.
Architectural Photograph: Detail of an art glass window in the gallery of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, depicting Jesus as a boy in the temple. Window designed by the Gorham Company of New York, 1916.