Spiritual Solitudes: Liberal Religion in a Secular Quebec

Event

Birks Building Birks Reading Room, 3520 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7, CA

The Friends of the McGill Library present the annual Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture

Spiritual Solitudes: Liberal Religion in a Secular Quebec

with Rabbi Lisa Grushcow

This talk explores the history and future of religion in Quebec, from the vantage point of a liberal religious leader. The primary image of religion in Quebec is of Catholicism, rejected in favour of secularism in the Quiet Revolution. But what place might there be for a different kind of religion in present-day Quebec? What is the landscape, in particular, of liberal Judaism – a minority within a minority – and what insights can this experience offer?

Rabbi Lisa Grushcow was ordained in 2003 by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. As a student, Rabbi Grushcow was a Wexner Graduate Fellow, and received numerous awards in homiletics, Rabbinics, liturgy, philosophy, and other areas. She studied in Oxford for three years as a Rhodes Scholar, completing a Master’s degree in Judaism and Christianity in the Greco-Roman World, and a Doctorate in Rabbinics. While in Europe, she was active in Jewish-Christian-Muslim interfaith dialogue and European liberal Judaism. Her undergraduate degree is from McGill University.

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