Local rabbi talks about her faith at BU

For immediate release: Oct. 19, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — Rabbi Nina Mandel will talk about “Judaism: Religion? Culture? or Something Else?” on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s McCormick Center, room 1303. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Middle East studies minor and the Protestant Campus Ministry.

Mandel leads Congregation Beth El in Sunbury, where she served as a part-time student rabbi before being ordained in 2003. She is also a professor at Susquehanna University, lecturing on topics regarding Jewish, women’s and diversity studies. She is a member of several organizations, including Rabbis for Human Rights and the National Religious Council Against Torture, and received a Human Rights Award from Church Women United Inc. in 2009. Mandel has lived and studied in Israel.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.