Join Rabbi Dan Ain for a new off-beat Shabbat dinner experience in a unique NYC location in dialogue about God, faith and what actually, maybe matters. No question is off limits… we think…
Guest: NYU Astrophysicist David W. Hogg
Topic: Is there life on other planets? Does it matter?
Rabbi Dan Ain, a former Sinai and Synapses Fellow, started Because Jewish to create opportunities for our religious perspectives to be in genuine dialogue with our artists, our thinkers and our everyday lives. For the past decade, Rabbi Dan has been curating these offerings around NYC at the 92nd St Y (as Director of Tradition and Innovation), Brooklyn Bowl, City Winery and as the rabbi of The New Shul. A Conservative rabbi, Rabbi Dan is a Clal Resident and was ordained at The Jewish Theological Seminary.
David W. Hogg is professor of Physics and Data Science at New York University, and also works at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation in New York City. He is an astrophysicist interested in making precise and reliable measurements of planets around other stars, the Milky Way galaxy, and the Universe as a whole.