2014 Eugene McDermott Lecture: "To Heal a Fractured World: The Challenge to Faith
RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS TO SPEAK AT DALLAS CITY PERFORMANCE HALL ON 'THE CHALLENGE
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former 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 and
available online through the Dallas Institute or by calling 214.981.8810. Student
tickets are $5 with valid student ID.
Rabbi Sacks is one of the world's most prominent scholars of Judaism and a visionary
thought-leader in spirituality. He was the spiritual head of the United Synagogue,
the largest synagogue body in the United Kingdom and was chief rabbi of the United
Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. Rabbi Sacks holds 16 honorary
degrees and is the author of 25 books.
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.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM