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(Charleston, February 1, 2013).
The Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston will hold its first program
of the New Year on Biblical Literacy. Many of us are not knowledgeable or
unsure of the Biblical texts underlying our faith. Though this may be an embarrassment, it is
simply a fact. One that challenges us to
a learning opportunity about these treasured texts and what is important to
each of us. We will address questions about what is the status of these texts,
has there been a loss of knowledge, their relevance today, and what could be an
action plan to learn what one wants to learn. We have organized a program to
address these issues.
Program title: Literacy of the Sacred – Knowledge of the
Date and time: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Speakers: Moderator: Dr. Jim Sawers, a Christian-Jewish
Council board member and a retired ordained Methodist Minister.
Dr. Jim Pitts is a Baptist Minister, retired University Chaplain and
Professor of Religion emeritus at Furman University. An experienced pastoral counselor, he has
worked in congregational, hospital and academic settings. He is a graduate of
Furman University, Southeastern Seminary and
Southern Seminary. He is editor of www.NextSundayWorship.com and
www.NextSundayGallery.com. Since its
founding in 1991, Dr. Pitts he has served as the Chairman of Smyth & Helwys
Publishing. The Smyth & Helwys Bible
Commentary is praised as the most comprehensive scholarly commentary on the
Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament.
Smyth & Helwys serves over 3,000 congregations with literature and
on-line study resources.
Rabbi Tony Holz is the rabbi
emeritus Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) in Charleston, the oldest Reform
Jewish Congregation in North Americathe
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion (HUC-JIR), Cincinnati, Ohio.
During Rabbi Holz’s 42 years in the rabbinate he also served in various
congregations in Pretoria, South Africa, Columbus, Ohio, and Duluth, Minnesota.
and Charleston's Beth Elohim From 1992 Till He Retired In 2010. His community leadership, educational skills,
youth leadership, and Torah training has been widely recognized and
Location: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE)
(Jewish) Reform Congregation, 90 Hasell St., (downtown) Charleston, SC, tel:
843-723-1090. We have made special arrangements for the beautiful gift shop at
KKBE to be open following the program. (Parking available across the street)
Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston is an organization that seeks to
build bridges of understanding to promote sensitivity, tolerance, respect and
fellowship among faith groups.
program is free and open to the entire community. The Christian-Jewish Council
is an IRS 501(3)C designated organization. Donations are welcome.