Bruce Feiler is a columnist for the Sunday New York Times, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham, and the host of Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler on PBS.

Join him to hear about his new book, The First Love Story, which takes a journey across four continents and 4,000 years to explore how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family and togetherness.

Bruce Feiler will sign copies of his book, The First Love Story, following the event.

Bios

Bruce Feiler writes the "This Life" column for the Sunday New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Walking the Bible, Abraham and The Secrets of Happy Families. He's also the writer/presenter of the PBS series Walking the Bible and Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler.

 

Peter J. Rubinstein brings decades of experience as a congregational rabbi and as a leader in the Jewish and interfaith communities to his role as 92Y’s director of Jewish Community and the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life. In this capacity, he oversees Jewish content and programming within the Bronfman Center, collaborates with staff throughout the institution on innovative programs related to Jewish themes, and forges new collaborations with faith leaders both within and beyond the Jewish community.

Rabbi Rubinstein is also the Rabbi Emeritus of Central Synagogue, a Reform congregation where he served as the Senior Rabbi for 23 years. Prior to his position at Central Synagogue, Rabbi Rubinstein served as the Rabbi of Woodlands Community Temple in White Plains, New York and Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo, California.

He is co-president of the US Board of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and director of the Be Wise Fellowship in Jewish Entrepreneurialism at the HUC-JIR in New York City. He is also immediate past chair of the Board of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City and is on the Board of the New York Region of the American Jewish Committee and Co-Chair of its Rabbinic Round Table.

Rabbi Rubinstein is also a founder and chair of the Rabbinic Council of the World Union for Progressive Judaism and a member of the organization’s North American Advisory Board. He co-chairs the Partnership of Faith in New York City, which includes the senior clergy of the city’s major congregations, and he frequently lectures on the evolution of synagogues and the role of a Rabbi now and in the future. He was ranked number three in Newsweek’s 2012 list of “America’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis” and number 5 in 2013. He was named one of the 28 “2014 America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by The Jewish Daily Forward.

Rabbi Rubinstein graduated from Amherst College and was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, where he also received a Master of Hebrew Letters degree with honors. He received a Doctor of Divinity in 1994.

He has taught at Manhattanville College, Colgate University, San Jose State and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion both in New York and Cincinnati. His essays have been included in Restoring Faith by Forrest Church, How Can I Find God (edited by James Martin) and Our Rabbis Taught and Shine by Star Jones.

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  • Bruce Feiler with Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein: The First Love Story – Adam, Eve, and Us

    Date: Tue, May 2, 2017, 8 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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