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Teaching in the Community

IP DIRECTOR TEACHES IN THE COMMUNITY
In January, Rabbi Daum served as a Distinguished Speaker in the Centennial Distinguished Speakers Series at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale Anglican Church, where he later participated in the Distinguished Preacher series. In February, he delivered an address at Canadian Memorial United Church. In March, Rabbi Daum hosted a Philosopher’s Café session at the Peretz Centre in Vancouver, which was hosted by the BC Jewish Museum and Archives. In June Rabbi Daum gave a presentation on Iona Pacific for the Vancouver Roundtable at the Vancouver Club. On June 21 Rabbi Daum delivered the graduation address at the Jewish Community Centre of Vancouver for the Florence Melton Mini-School. His lecture was entitled “ ‘Black fire on white fire’: Living with Jewish texts.” In July, 2011, Prof. Robert Daum taught a one-week course, “Wrestling with Sacred Texts,” at the Sorrento Centre in Sorrento, BC. In December Rabbi Daum presented a lecture at Temple Sholom in Vancouver for the Annual Sisterhood Shabbat program hosted by the Women of Reform Judaism. On February 8 he will make a presentation at the local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women.

IP DIRECTOR TO TEACH INTENSIVE COURSE IN VICTORIA
Professor Daum will teach “Sacred texts in a multi-religious society,” a VST Extension Intensive Course, at Christ Church Cathedral, in Victoria, BC, February 28–March 2, 2012. For more information, see [ link ]


UBC Undergraduate Lectures

PROFESSOR DAUM DELIVERS TWO LECTURES FOR UNDERGADUATES AT UBC
In September Professor Daum delivered the opening lecture in one of the two sections of UBC’s premier Arts program for undergraduates, Arts One. His lecture, “Genesis: Dangerous Questions, Forbidden Knowledge,” was followed by a lecture on Immanuel Kant by a professor in the Philosophy Department. Prof. Daum has delivered the opening lecture in Arts One (Group A) at UBC on five occasions. Prof. Daum’s second recent UBC lecture was in August. His lecture, “Who are those other people? Fear, conflict, and religious differences,” was delivered at UBC Jump Start 2011, an innovative pre-session transition program for new First Nation and First People students and international students at UBC-Vancouver.

Annual Study Conference of Diocese of New Westminster

IP DIRECTOR TEACHES AT ANNUAL STUDY CONFERENCE OF DIOCESE OF NEW WESTMINSTER
Rabbi Daum was the Visiting Scholar at the Annual Clergy Study Conference for the Diocese of New Westminster in October. Rabbi Daum’s presentations were entitled: “Before we were so rudely interrupted: Jerusalem, Córdoba, Vancouver.” Rabbi Daum served as Visiting Scholar in March at the British Columbia Synod’s Clergy Study Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. His presentations were entitled “Sharing narrative space: Jewish—Christian Dialogue and Biblical Interpretation.” In May Rabbi Daum participated by video-link in a workshop at the Annual Behold Conference of the United Church of Canada.