Come to dinner with two of New York's most interesting religious personalities.
Join 92YTribeca's Rabbi-in-Residence Dan Ain as he hosts Father Jim Martin, author of The New York Times bestseller The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and the "official chaplain of The Colbert Report" for a fun and unorthodox conversation about faith and humor in this town.
Share your favorite rabbi-priest jokes. Ask challenging theological questions. Maybe even say a prayer or two. Wine and cocktails will be served at 7:00, with a delicious meal prepared by 92YTribeca Head Chef Russell Moss to follow.
Jews, Catholics, believers and non-believes - all are welcome.
Price: $30 in advance / $35 at the door.
Dan Ain: Preaching, teaching and pastoring throughout NYC, Rabbi Dan Ain is the Rabbi-in-Residence at 92YTribeca where he leads religious gatherings, meals and conversations. A former attorney, Dan left his job and entered The Jewish Theological Seminary in the summer of 2002. Since his ordination, Rabbi Dan has spearheaded religious programming for off-the-grid Jews (and non-Jews) in downtown New York; including, serving as the Rabbi of The New Shul in Greenwich Village, preaching in Washington Square Park and leading dialogues at various downtown venues, with prominent guests like artist Maira Kalman, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, writer Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and hip-hop DJ Peter Rosenberg. A prominent online religious personality, Rabbi Dan (@rabbidan) also serves as a faculty member at CLAL where he lectures on the ideological clash between our faith in new technologies and traditional Jewish beliefs. His writing has appeared in The New York Jewish Week, Sh'ma, The New York Blueprint, Conservative Judaism, The Huffington Post and the BC Law Magazine. Dan lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Alana and their daughter Autumn Prayer.
Father James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, author and contributing editor to America, the Catholic weekly magazine. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and spent six years working for General Electric in New York City and Stamford, Ct. Father Martin is the author of several award-winning books including The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, which was a New York Times bestseller, and his new book Between Heaven and Mirth, which looks at joy, humor and laughter in the Jewish and Christian traditions. He is a frequent commentator in the national and international media and has appeared on all the major networks, in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and in venues as diverse as NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Fox-TV's The O'Reilly Factor and Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, where he is the show's "official chaplain." He also knows more Yiddish than Latin.