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Genesis or the Big Bang theory?


Rabbi Sanford Olshansky

The UCF Judaic Studies Program and Central Florida Hillel will be co-sponsoring a presentation Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. by Rabbi Sanford Olshansky. The program is titled "Reconciling Science and Religion-the Book of Genesis and the Big Bang Theory." The program is part of the UCF Judaic Studies Distinguished Lecturers Series and will be held at Northview on campus.

Rabbi Olshansky received his undergraduate degree in physics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and an MBA degree from the University of Detroit. After several years in business and the entertainment industry, he returned to Gratz College and the Academy for Jewish Religion to complete a master of arts degree in Jewish studies followed by rabbinic ordination.

Rabbi Olshansky is known as an innovative and spirited religious leader who is committed to making Judaism more meaningful in the 21st century. He is equally comfortable with unscripted dialogue as well as structured sermons. His engaging style of presentation is both informative and entertaining.

The Judaic Studies Program, now in its 29th year at UCF, offers the Distinguished Lecturers Series to the UCF and Central Florida community. This lecture co-sponsored by Central Florida Hillel is open to the public and free of charge. Parking will be at Central Florida Hillel at Northview, 3925 Lockwood Boulevard, Oviedo, or at UCF behind the College of Health and Public Affairs (HPA) building #2, shuttle #13 can be taken to Northview. For campus maps and parking information, please visit http://www.parking.ucf.edu.

For further information, please contact Dr. Aaron Liberman, interim director of the Judaic Studies Program at UCF or Jeff Golub, at (407) 823-5129 or 823-5039.


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