Madrasa-Midrasha | Sacred Celebrations

Monday, April 24th 2023, 12:30pm
GTU Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

Madrasa-Midrasha ​| Sacred Celebrations

Please join the GTU's Madrasa-Midrasha Program as we celebrate the messages of Passover and Eid-al-Fitr featuring Rabbi Dorothy Richman and Kamal Abu-Shamsieh. A light lunch will be provided for those who attend in-person.

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Rabbi Dorothy Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center and is a founding faculty member of the new Romemu Yeshiva, joining intensive spiritual study and practice. She is Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth Sholom.



Kamal Abu-Shamsieh is Director of the Interreligious Chaplaincy Program (ICP) and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at the GTU. He founded Ziraya Muslim Spiritual Care and extensively traveled internationally to train chaplains in primarily Arab and Muslim countries. Since 2012, he has served as a chaplain at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He completed four clinical pastoral education units (CPE) at Stanford Hospital and a Certificate in Palliative Care Chaplaincy from California State University Institute for Palliative Care. He completed a Ph.D. at the Graduate Theological Union in 2019 where he examined Prophet Muhammad's dying experience as a good death model for an Islamic practical theology for end-of-life care.




We would like to thank the Walter & Elise Haas Fund for the generous support of the Madrasa-Midrasha Program at the GTU.