2014 Eugene McDermott Lecture: “To Heal A Fractured World: The Challenge to Faith in the 21st Century”

Dallas City Performance Hall

Dallas Arts District
2520 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, emeritus chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, will present the 2014 Eugene McDermott Lecture “To Heal A Fractured World: The Challenge to Faith in the 21st Century.” The event is being held in cooperation with the Center for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. 
The event is open to the public. General admission tickets are $18 per person. Student, faculty and staff tickets are $5 with valid ID.
Tickets are available for purchase at udallas.edu/mcdermottlecture.
A global religious leader, philosopher, author of over 25 books, renowned speaker and moral voice for our time, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is currently the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University and the Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University. He has also been appointed as Professor of Law, Ethics and the Bible at King’s College London. Previously, Rabbi Sacks served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth between September 1991 and September 2013. A frequent contributor to radio, television and the press both in Britain and around the world, Rabbi Sacks holds 16 honorary degrees and  has been presented with several international awards in recognition of his work, including the Jerusalem Prize in 1995 for his contribution to diaspora Jewish life and The Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award from Ben Gurion University in Israel in 2011. Rabbi Sacks has also recently been named as The Becket Fund's 2014 Canterbury Medalist for his role in the defence of religious liberty in the public square. He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2005 and made a Life Peer, taking his seat in the House of Lords in October 2009.
The University of Dallas' Eugene McDermott Lecture series, which was established 40 years ago in honor of the late scientist and civic leader, has featured important writers, artists, philosophers and educators such as Derek Walcott, Mortimer Adler, Maya Lin, Jacques Barzun, Bruce Cole, Paul Goldberger, Leon Kass, Mark Helprin and Francis Fukuyama. The lecture was a gift from Margaret McDermott and was inspired by University Professor Louise Cowan.

Thu., May 1, 2014


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$18 per person - General Admission

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