Most Jews have no problem with science; the challenge is often getting them excited about Judaism. So how can we use science as a way to engage our communities? What are the biggest, most interesting and most pressing questions in the scientific community that also influence Jewish thought and Jewish living? And how can we bring both science and Judaism together to enhance our lives and our communities?

Join us for three FREE webinars, run by in partnership the American Association for the Advancement of Science Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion, in partnership with Sinai and Synapses, hosted by Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

All webinars are from 1 pm to 2 pm Eastern time.

March 9: Are We Still Special If We Are Not Alone?

Professor Sara Seager, Astrophysicist and Planetary Scientist at MIT

As we discover more exoplanets, and learn just how expansive our universe is, how do we situate ourselves in the cosmos? Are we insignificant, or are we special?

March 23: The Science of G’milut Chasadim

Dr. David DeSteno, Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University

What blocks us from being compassionate, and what engenders more compassion in others? How do we respond to people who are different from us, or who might hold different beliefs?

April 6: Is Neuroscience Undercutting Moral Responsibility?

Dr. Nathaniel Daw, Princeton Neuroscience Institute

As we discover more and more about the brain, will  neuroscientific “explanations” about moral behavior become “excuses”? How “free” are we, and how would we even know?

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