Program Details

Interfaith Dialogue

Barry Silver
Jewish Culture & History / International Relations
Video Catch-up

Course Description

In this one-time event Rabbi Silver will lead a discussion with other religious leaders, such as a Christian pastor, a Muslim imam, a Buddhist monk, a Hindu pundit, a Unitarian minister, and an atheist, to explore some of the most profound questions of our day. Questions such as whether God exists, who wrote the holy texts of various religions, the environment, gun control, abortion, the role of women, heaven and hell, and how religions can get along and stop the violence will be dicussed.

About the Instructor

  • Barry Silver, JD, graduated from FAU in Political Science in 1979 and Nova Law School. He is a civil rights/public interest attorney, included in Who's Who of American Law for decades due to "outstanding contributions to the betterment of society." Silver served in the Florida Legislature and was named the most effective environmental legislator by the Sierra Club. He has served as rabbi of congregation L'Dor Va-Dor for 20 years, and founded the Interfaith Justice League and the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition. He has led interfaith dialogues, debates, conferences and has been a popular lecturer in adult education for 35 years in many venues, including the Florida Bar, Boynton JCC, Palm Beach State College and the city of South Palm Beach. Silver writes an op-ed column for the Jewish Journal and wrote for the Boca News. He has appeared often in local and national news including Hannity and Colmes, Boston Globe and Samantha Bee.

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