The Wayne YMCA begins “Building Bridges, Building Friendship,” a five-week lecture series, on Tuesdays, May 3 to 31, at 1 p.m. The free series is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.
Weeks one and two, led by Emily Schuman, will focus on “Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith.” Week three, “Judaism and Hinduism — The Similarities are Fascinating,” will be led by a representative of the Vivekananda Vidyapith Academy of Indian Philosophy & Cultures. The fourth week’s lecture will be “Judaism and Islam — One Seed, Two Religions,” given by a representative of the Muslim community. The last session, “Judaism and Catholicism — One Seed, Two Religions,” will be led by Rabbi Randall Mark of Shomrei Torah in Wayne and Father Michael Lombardo of Our Lady of Consolation Church, both in Wayne.
The Wayne Y is a branch of the Metro YMCAs of the Oranges and is a partner of the YM-YWHA of North Jersey. For information call (973) 595-0100.