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Check out the latest Come, Follow Me Interfaith Conversation about The Passover for this week’s Come, Follow Me study


Check out the latest Come, Follow Me Interfaith Conversation about The Passover for this week’s Come, Follow Me study.

This past Sunday, Foundation Director Dr. Jacob Rennaker spoke with Rabbi Robbie Harris about the similarities and differences in LDS and Jewish interpretations of the Passover. Rabbi Harris also answered questions from our live audience. We hope it will provide depth and context for your study of Exodus 12-13 in this coming week’s Come, Follow Me reading.

We hope you enjoy this conversation, and we’d love your help sharing this new resource with your friends and family on social media!

Live events are recorded, and you can find the video replay on the Widtsoe Foundation website, check it out below.

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The Widtsoe Foundation also has a podcast if you prefer to listen to the audio only, check it out below.

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If you’d like a chance to ask our guests your own questions during the live Q&A, make sure to register now to save your spot for our next event on Sunday, April 10! 

The Come, Follow Me curriculum the week of April 18-24 will cover Exodus 18-20. In preparation for that week’s study, we’ll be hosting our next live virtual interfaith conversation and Q&A with Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman discussing the Ten Commandments on April 10 at 5:00 pm PDT. 

Rabbi Ilana is a third-generation rabbi and serves Beth Haverim Shir Shalom in Mahwah, New Jersey. Before coming to BHSS, she spent 8 years at Congregation Kol Ami in Salt Lake City, Utah. She studied Hebrew at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel, and was ordained from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rabbi Ilana views the contemporary synagogue as a home for prayer, spirituality, social action, study, leadership, and engagement. Her joy lies in the interplay between intellectual Judaism and personal relationships. She also believes that music is a powerful vehicle through which we can connect to each other and God. She resides in Hillsdale, NJ with her husband Art and their young daughter.

If you’d like a chance to ask your questions to our special guest live, register now to join us on Sunday, April 10 at 5:00 pm PST!

We’ll also have the recordings available for replay during the scheduled Come, Follow Me week on our website in our Video library, and on Spotify podcasts (Apple Podcasts coming soon).

The John A. Widtsoe Foundation is deeply committed to elevating dialogue between members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other religious communities. This year’s Church-wide study of the Old Testament presents a unique opportunity for members to better understand and learn from our Jewish neighbors, who have engaged with these scriptures for thousands of years. Each month, Widtsoe Foundation Director Dr. Jacob Rennaker will host a live online conversation and Q&A with a leader or scholar from the Jewish community about an upcoming topic from the Church’s Come, Follow Me curriculum. . This series will serve to educate Latter-day Saints about the rich history of Jewish scriptural interpretation and application, while at the same time modeling meaningful interfaith conversations and empowering Latter-day Saints to do the same in their own communities.

*If you do not receive a confirmation email with the event information from Wix Events immediately following your registration, please check your email spam/trash folder, otherwise, feel free to contact information@widtsoefoundation.org with questions about registering for events.

We look forward to having you join us!

The John A. Widtsoe Foundation is affiliated with the University of Southern California- located in one of the most religiously diverse communities in the world. We are a leader in global academic and religious Interfaith collaboration, dialogue, and community engagement. Our mission is to build bridges of understanding and appreciation among leaders of diverse faith traditions, and to be an independent voice for Latter-day Saint scholarship and life in scholarly and religious communities throughout the world.

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