01/10/2010 15:00

Discussion over Coffee: "We are What We Eat? Jewish-Muslim Discussion on Food and Ethics"

Join our upcoming exciting Discussion...

Discussion over Coffee

The debate over the ethics of food has been getting increasing attention in our day. Are we what we eat? Join us for a stimulating and thought-provoking discussion on food, dietary laws and their ethical implications in Jewish and Muslim traditions.

"We are What We Eat? Jewish-Muslim Discussion on Food and Ethics"

When: Sunday, Jan 10th 2010, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Where: Awake Café, 736 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago
This event is free.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The discussion will be facilitated by Imam Abdul Malik Ryan and Rabbi Avi Finegold, and
will be held in an intimate and warm café setting.

About the facilitators:

Rabbi Avi Finegold received his ordination from Rabbi Yeshua Tzvi Shmidman at Yeshiva Noam HaTorah in Montreal, and is a graduate student at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has taught high school Talmud and Philosophy, and was a Teaching Fellow at the Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Institute in Boston. Rabbi Avi works as an educator at the Newberger Hillel Center at University of Chicago and at the Levine Hillel Center at UIC, and is the co-chair of Limmud Chicago.

Imam Abdul-Malik Ryan was one of the founding members and is a past President of the Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN). He holds a BA in African-American Studies from DePaul University and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. Imam Ryan has been working as an attorney for children in the foster care system in Chicago for the past ten years, and serves as Muslim chaplin at DePaul University.

For information contact Tarik: tarik@jcua.org