27 2023


29 2023

Joshua Gevronvey Scholar in Residence


Sinai Temple 3104 W. Windsor Rd
Champaign, IL

Contact Gary Bernstein

Sinai Temple is thrilled to welcome Rabbi Dr. Joshua Garroway as our scholar-in-residence October 27-29, 2023.  This program is generously supported by the Marvin and Esther Steinberg Scholar-In-Residence Fund of the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Endowment Foundation.

Rabbi Joshua Garroway is the Sol and Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judaeo-Christian Studies at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Raised in Rochester, New York, Rabbi Garroway earned rabbinical ordination from HUC-JIR in 2003 and a PhD from Yale University in 2008. While his academic books and articles focus on the events of the first century, and specifically the life and writings of Paul, his teaching and popular writing deal with Jewish texts and history more broadly. Rabbi Garroway currently lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife, Professor Kristine Henriksen Garroway, and their three t(w)eenage boys. For fun, he enjoys chess, tennis, opera, period pieces, and taking his kids to Dodgers games.

Rabbi Garroway will offer three presentations during his time with us.  On Friday, October 27, at 7:30 PM, he will deliver the sermon during services. On Saturday, October 28, Rabbi Garroway will participate in the Egalitarian Traditional Shabbat morning service for Shabbat Lech Lecha beginning at 10 AM and will speak at a kiddush luncheon following the service (titled: Inside the Mind of God: Plato, Jews, and Christians). On Sunday, October 29, he will speak at an Adult Education session from 10:30-11:30 AM (titled: What’s a Half-Jew, Anyway? Fuzzy Identities, Ancient and Modern).

All events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required for Saturday’s lecture to ensure that we have sufficient food for lunch. Please RSVP at https://sinaitemplecu.shulcloud.com/form/garroway.html. Please watch your email blast for more information about the lecture topics.