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Beth Samuel Jewish Center Presents

An Evening with Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff

“I’m the Greatest!” – Is Humility Important to Judaism?

Rabbi Danny Schiff

Rabbi Danny Schiff
Foundation Scholar

In this talk, Rabbi Schiff will explore the place of humility in Judaism,
together with its spiritual and social significance in the twenty first century.

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Schiff is the Foundation Scholar at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the founder and president of MOJI, the Museum of Jewish Ideas. He is a noted teacher and researcher in Jewish ethics.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Rabbi Dr. Schiff grew up in Melbourne. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of Melbourne. Rabbi Dr. Schiff received ordination, as well as his Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters degree, from the Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion where he also received his Doctor of Hebrew Letters degree, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. Additionally, Dr. Schiff earned an M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Rabbi Schiff previously served as the Community Scholar for the Agency for Jewish Learning in Pittsburgh, and as rabbi of both B’nai Israel in White Oak, Pennsylvania, and Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne, Australia.

He is the author of Abortion in Judaism and has written a substantial number of articles, particularly in the field of Jewish law and ethics. He is a former Board member of the City of Pittsburgh Ethics Board and the Society of Jewish Ethics.

Rabbi Dr. Schiff is married to Anne Schiff. They have a son, David, and a daughter, Adina.

This event is being held in a private home.
Please RSVP to BethSamuelOffice@comcast.net for location.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is free for members of Beth Samuel Jewish Center. Non-members and guests are encouraged to make a donation of $18/person to help cover the cost of this program.

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An Evening with Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff

Is Humility Important to Judaism?

Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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