You Help Me to Know Me – An Interfaith Insight
A conversation with a Jewish scholar of early Christianity, entitled “You help me to know me – An interfaith insight,” will be Monday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., at St. Paul. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Marcie Lenk trained at both Yeshiva University and Harvard University. A progressive feminist American who emigrated to Israel to help Israel fulfill its Zionist ideals, she has learned and taught the value of deeply connecting with people who are different. For her, those people are primarily Christians and Palestinians, with whom she works regularly as a teacher. Her experience and insight bring to life the power of encountering something different to understand and strengthen who we are ourselves.
She received her Ph.D. at Harvard University and, for more than two decades, has taught Early Christianity, Hebrew Bible, and Rabbinic Literature at institutions such as Boston University and City College of New York, as well as at Jewish and Christian seminaries in Israel and the United States. She has served as academic director of Bat Kol: Christian Institute for Jewish Studies and was a Shalom Hartman Institute research fellow, the institute’s Director of Christian Leadership Programs and Co-Director of New Paths: Christians Engaging Israel.
Marcie, who lives in Jerusalem, is currently the Academic Director of Bat Kol: Christian Institute for Jewish Studies and, for the last 6 years, served as director of Christian Leadership programs at the Shalom Hartman Institute. She received her Ph.D. at Harvard University, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, an M.A. in Bible from Yeshiva University and a B.A. in Mathematics and Jewish Studies from Stern College. Dr. Lenk has taught Early Christianity, Hebrew Bible and Rabbinic Literature at institutions such as Boston University, CCNY and Jewish and Christian seminaries in Israel and the United States, and has lectured extensively in Europe, Israel and the United States.