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Touro winter and spring lectures


January 18, 2019

Rabbi Alan G. Ciner

The New York-based Touro College and University System is pleased to announce winter and spring lectures it is bringing to Orlando in partnership with The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando.

The Winter Lecture, "Our Precious Legacy: Have We Given It Over to Our Children As It Was Given To Us?" will be delivered by Rabbi Alan G. Ciner, vice president of Community Engagement at TCUS, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando, located at 851 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland, Fla., starting at 7 p.m.

At a time when diversity is valued, Rabbi Ciner will lead an open-ended discussion regarding how we can best guarantee that our children will take pride in and champion their precious legacy.

The Spring Lecture, scheduled for May 15th at 7 p.m., will be given by Dr. Dana Fishkin, associate professor at Lander College for Women/The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School. Dr. Fishkin's topic will be "Medieval Hebrew Poets: Heroes or Villains."

"These lectures and other such programs reflect Touro's sharing its academic and religious resources with communities throughout the United States and Canada," said Rabbi Ciner. "By going beyond the classroom, Touro offers individuals outside of the Touro orbit the benefit of learning and studying with Touro faculty and deans, thereby becoming part of the Touro family."

Added Keith Dvorchik, chief executive officer of The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando, "We are so excited about our partnership with Touro College. Bringing high-level lecturers to The Roth Family JCC to speak on interesting and timely topics is a benefit to the entire Central Florida Community."

Touro is America's largest not-for-profit independent institution of higher and professional education under Jewish auspices. Touro's schools provide diverse, innovative and engaging course offerings, from medicine and pharmacy to law; business to education; and speech pathology to Jewish studies-all reflecting the Jewish commitment to values and respect for applied knowledge and discovery.

Founded in 1970 by Dr. Bernard Lander, of blessed memory, TCUS has over 19,000 students spanning four states and four countries, pursuing graduate, professional and undergraduate degrees at over 30 campuses and locations.

"At Touro, Jewish and universal values are aligned to educate thoughtful citizens dedicated to building a responsive and responsible society," said TCUS President Dr. Alan Kadish.

"Touro was established to follow the Jewish ideal of strengthening Jewish continuity while serving the global community," noted Rabbi Ciner. "We, at Touro, are most excited about these programs and look forward to their success."


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