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Renowned rabbi to discuss Judaism and ethics

January  06, 2016

Rabbi Elliot Dorff

Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Ph.D., an internationally known scholar of Judaism, will give a free public lecture, "God without Ethics, Ethics without God: What Does Judaism Add to Ethics?" on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Wallenberg Hall, second floor of the Denkmann Memorial Building (3520 7th Ave.) on the Augustana College campus.  

Rabbi Dorff is rector and the Sol and Anne Dorff Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy at American Jewish University, as well as visiting professor at UCLA School of Law. He has published 17 books and more than 200 articles on Jewish thought, law and ethics.  

"We are very fortunate to be able to host such a distinguished scholar on our campus," said Dr. Daniel E. Lee, Marian Taft Cannon Professor in the Humanities and director of the Center for the Study of Ethics at Augustana College. "Rabbi Dorff will bring insights into complex ethical challenges facing today's society."  

In addition to his academic engagements at American Jewish University and UCLA, Rabbi Dorff has served various boards and organizations. He served on the Ethics Committee of Hillary Clinton's Health Care Task Force in 1993 and currently is a member of an advisory committee of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History on the social, ethical and religious implications of their exhibits.  

This program is made possible through the support of the following Augustana programs: Center for the Study of Ethics, Institute for Leadership and Service, Center for the Study of Judaism and Jewish Culture, Austin E. Knowlton Honors Program and the Department of Religion, as well as the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Daniel E. Lee, at danlee@augustana.edu or 309-794-7258.

Sam Schlouch
Senior Communication Director
(309) 794-7833
samschlouch@augustana.edu