What does the early Judeo-Christian tradition have to say about how we care for the vulnerable? Can it inform our efforts to grapple with these issues today? This month, join us for a five-part seminar examining what the Hebrew tradition of Tzedakah is saying to our communities about action and charity, in light of current policy issues in social justice.

The series will combine perspectives from the Old Testament approaches to social justice, a look at related local and regional social justice issues today, including time for questions and discussion. 

Each session begins at 6:00 PM with a potluck supper, with presentations starting around 6:30.

Presenters are Sheldon Greaves, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence at Good Samaritan Episcopal. Dr. Greaves holds a doctorate in ancient Near Eastern Studies with an emphasis in Hebrew Bible from U.C. Berkeley. Melissa Bird, Ph.D. is a Professor at Portland State who teaches classes on social justice advocacy.

Can’t make them all? That’s okay — join us for any or all of these events, as your schedule permits.


  • Starting Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, repeated every week on Wednesday until Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan

333 NW 35th Street
Corvallis, 97330


Sheldon Greaves

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