The Jewish Theological Seminary to Present “GenNext: Religious Leadership 40 and Under”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Eve Glasberg
Office: (212) 678-8089
Email: evglasberg@jtsa.edu


February 10, 2011, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) will host an interreligious panel discussion entitled “GenNext: Religious Leadership 40 and Under” on Monday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m., at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) in New York City. Soon-to-be rabbis, ministers, priests, imams, doctoral students, lawyers, and other young religious leaders will gather to engage one another in discussion, and to network and enjoy the 40-and-under community of religious leadership in metropolitan New York. The event is being presented under the auspices of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies of JTS.

GenNext panelists will include Valarie Kaur (Sikh, law student at Yale University and filmmaker, www.valariekaur.com), Haroon Moghul (Muslim, PhD student at Columbia University and executive director of the Maydan Institute, www.themaydan.org), and Rabbi Melissa Weintraub (Jewish, a JTS alum [The Rabbinical School, 2006], and cofounder and North American director of Encounter Programs, www.encounterprograms.org). The moderator will be Rev. Elizabeth Garnsey (Episcopal, priest at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan, www.heavenlyrest.org).

The event will be followed by refreshments and a live mini-concert by the band Girls in Trouble, led by poet/songwriter and JTS alum Alicia Jo Rabins (The Graduate School, 2007; www.jdubrecords.org). Admission is free, but reservations are required. To register, RSVP online at www.jtsa.edu/gennext or call (212) 280-6093.

Since 1938, the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies has maintained an innovative interfaith and intergroup relations program that emphasizes conversation and cooperation among diverse communities.

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