Annual Rabbi Klein Lecture at Assumption College

Alan J. Avery-Peck, Ph.D., will present the Rabbi Joseph Klein Lecture in Judaic Studies, “Fate, Faith and Free Will: Notions of Divine Providence in Early Judaism,” Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., in La Maison Français (Salon) at Assumption College. The annual Rabbi Klein lecture is sponsored by the Ecumenical Institute at Assumption College. This event is free and the public is invited.

Avery-Peck is the Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Religious Studies at College of the Holy Cross, where he chairs the religious studies department. His primary research interest is Judaism in the first six centuries C.E., with particular attention to the literature of Rabbinic Judaism. He is the editor of New Perspectives on Ancient Judaism and of the journal The Review of Rabbinic Judaism. He is a co-editor of The Encyclopaedia of Judaism (3 vols., Brill, 2000), The Blackwell Companion to Judaism, The Blackwell Reader in Judaism, and the multi-volume Where We Stand: Issues and Debates in Ancient Judaism (Brill). Avery-Peck teaches courses on ancient Judaism and Biblical Hebrew, as well as topics in modern Jewish history, religion, and ethics, and a seminar on the social and theological implications of the Holocaust.

For more information about this event, please contact Daniel Maher, director of the Ecumenical Institute, at 508-767-7569, or at

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews