SHJC speaker to cover atheism, Judaism, Israel

The Secular Humanist Jewish Circle will co-sponsor, with Freethought Arizona, two free talks by Herb Silverman, founder of The Secular Coalition for America. 

Silverman will speak on Sunday, April 15, at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m. at Banner Medical Center’s Duval Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

The morning lecture, “Candidate Without a Prayer,” will focus on his experience running for governor of South Carolina, which he describes in his book, “An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt.” 

In his afternoon lecture, “A Jewish Atheist,” Silverman will talk about his journey from Orthodox Judaism, to apathetic atheist, to accidental activist atheist when he moved to South Carolina, to Humanistic Judaism when he helped found the Secular Coalition for America. He will also discuss his latest book, “An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious Land,” while focusing on his views about Judaism and Israel.

For more information, call Becky Schulman at 296-3762 or visit SHJCaz.org. RSVP is suggested to schulmb@aol.com.