Daughters of Sarah and Hagar: The Role of Women in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam


Reinhard Krauss, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies


Rabbi Marcia Tilchin
Executive Director, Jewish Collaborative of Orange County
Rev. Susan Klein
Rector Emeritus, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Los Angeles
Aziza Hasan
Executive Director, NewGround: Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change

This panel discussion is the first in a three-part series of inter-religious trialogues presented by the Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies and hosted by American Jewish University. The forums are scheduled for November 20 & December 11, 2019 and January 22, 2020.

In each of the forums, we will talk about religion – openly, candidly, and respectfully. Knowledgeable representatives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam will share their views on topics of crucial importance to each religious tradition. The forums will afford an inside glimpse into each of the three religions, highlighting both similarities and differences.

Following each panel, audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in the search for deeper understanding and practical solutions.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019
7:30 – 9:00 PM


American Jewish University
Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Shapiro Synagogue

Familian Campus
15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam consider Abraham as a common ancestor. The three traditions are less unified in their view of Sarah and Hagar, the women in Abraham’s family. In fact, these two remarkable women mark the beginnings of the separate paths embraced by the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities. At the same time, Sarah and Hagar have played a crucial role in shaping the understanding of the multi-faceted role of women in the three traditions.

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