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 Adina Allen and ICP Director Kamal Abu-Shamsieh. A light lunch will be provided for those who attend in-person.
Rabbi Adina Allen, co-Founder & Creative Director of Jewish Studio Project (JSP), is a spiritual leader, writer and educator who works to help people reclaim their creativity as a powerful, relevant, and transformative tool for personal and social change. Integrating a lifetime of experience in the expressive arts with her rabbinic training, Adina has taught clergy, educators and lay leaders in hundreds of Jewish communal institutions across the country.
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.