Congregation Brith Shalom Scholar in Residence Weekend 2024 – Shabbat and Kiddush Talks

January 27, 2024 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Congregation Brith Shalom presents the 2024 Scholar in Residence program. Each year, Brith Shalom welcomes thought leaders and cultural ambassadors from around the globe. January 26-27, the shul hosts Rabbi Bradley Artson for a weekend of meaningful, spiritual conversation.

Rabbi Artson Houston Schedule:
Friday, January 26 at 7:30 PM, after services
Dinner and talk in person
“Science and Religion: They Don’t Need to Be Enemies”
RSVP here for Dinner: (by January 19)
Babysitting available (registration required)

Shabbat, Saturday, January 27 at 9:30 AM, during services
D’var Torah: “Shabbat Shirah: Music, Spirit, and Dance as Acts of Resistance”
In person at Brith Shalom and on YouTube:

Saturday, January 27, following Kiddush lunch
“Love of Israel is Deeper Than Politics”
In person at Brith Shalom and on YouTube:

Underwritten by Charlotte Axelrad in memory of Dr. Sam Axelrad (z”l).

About Rabbi Artson
Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson holds the Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean’s Chair of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and is Vice President of American Jewish University. Rabbi Artson has long been a passionate advocate for social justice, human dignity, diversity and inclusion. He wrote a book on Jewish teachings on war, peace and nuclear annihilation in the late 80s, became a leading voice advocating for LGBTQ+ marriage and ordination in the 90s, and has published and spoken widely on environmental ethics, special needs inclusion, racial and economic justice, cultural and religious dialogue and cooperation, and working for a just and secure peace for Israel and the Middle East. A member of the Philosophy Department at American Jewish University, he is particularly interested in theology, ethics, and the integration of science and religion. He mentors Camp Ramah in California in Ojai and Ramah of Northern California in the Bay Area. He is also dean of the Zacharias Frankel College in Potsdam, Germany, ordaining Conservative rabbis for Europe. A frequent contributor for the Huffington Post and for the Times of Israel, and a public figure Facebook page with over 83,000 followers, he is the author of 12 books and over 250 articles, including Renewing the Process of Creation: A Jewish Integration of Science and Spirit.