"Jeopardy" Makes Jewish Wisdom a Public Good thanks to Rabbi Geoff Mitelman

February 23, 2017

Jeopardy contestant Rabbi Geoff Mitelman's TV appearance sparked viewer Mark Wagman to invite Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann to discuss the intersection of Religion and Science at Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth (AKSE) Congregation in Wilmington, Del. "'The aim of Scientists in Synagogues,' [Rabbi Geoff] Mitelman explained, “is to help Jews connect more to their Judaism through science. The way that we sometimes phrase it is, 'The problem is not getting Jews excited about science — it's getting Jews excited about Judaism.' Jews have always loved science, so we were wondering, are there ways we can use questions about the natural and the manmade, or questions of technology or questions of metaphor? Can we use that scientific language and scientific knowledge as a way to engage the wider Jewish community?'...."

Rabbi Geoff Mitelman is the founder and director of Sinai and Synapses fiscally sponsored by Clal.
By Marissa Stern from the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, 2/22/17