Friday, November 04, 2005

Aussies at NYU Conference

An international conference is being held next week at New York University called "Reaching for the Infinite. The Lubavitcher Rebbe - Life, Teachings and Impact". It is being organised by The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at the University. The various presentations (by Lubavitchers as well as non-Lubavitchers) will discuss the contribution of the Rebbe, and the Chabad-Lubavitch movement and its teachings, to Hasidic thought, world Jewry and western civilization.

Among the featured presenters are Rabbi Shimon Cowen of Melbourne and Rabbi Arye Leib Solomon of Sydney. Shimon Cowen has a doctorate in social philosophy and has lectured at Monash University. Arye Leib Solomon is the Rabbi of Moriah College in Sydney and has a PhD in education.

The complete listing of speakers, topics etc. is here.