ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

July 11, 2002

Rabbi Seth H. Frisch

Jewish Chaplain
Moravian College School of Theology

to speak at

ICAS Summer Symposium:

Korean Diaspora Challenges and Issues facing The Korean-American Community (KAC) in the New Century
Identification, Critical Examination, Goal & Vision, and Strategy

August 10 2002 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Calvary Vision Community Center Auditorium (484 342 0300)
550 Township Line Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Rabbi Seth H. Frisch will be featured at the ICAS Summer Symposium 2002 with his lecture on "The Jewish Experience in America: Roles Synagogue Plays for the Community Development" (ICAS Lectures No 2002-0810-SHF).

Rabbi Seth H. Frisch, a Conservative Rabbi, was ordained at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1986 after having served for two years as Academic Assistant to the Dean of The Rabbinical School. The Jewish Theological Seminary is the central seminary of The Conservative Movement worldwide.

As rabbi and spiritual leader, he has served congregations in both Maine and New York and until recently as Dean of The Rabbinical School at The Academy For Jewish Religion in New York City. He continues to serve both as Rabbinic Fellow as well as a member of The Clerical Advisory Board of The Interfaith Center of New York. The Interfaith Center is an institution charged with the responsibility of bringing together ethnic and religious communities for the purpose of dialogue and understanding.

Rabbi Frisch received his appointment as Rabbi in Residence at Moravian College School of Theology in Bethlehem, Pennsylvannia and has assumed teaching responsibilities in the Department of Hebrew Bible. In July, he was appointed as the first Jewish Chaplain in the history of the college.

Rabbi Frisch's father, Dr. Morton J. Frisch is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University in De Kalb, Illinois. Northern Illinois University is the Home of The Southeast Asia Center and maintains an active partnership with the university. As a professor, he has had a long term relationship with Korea University in Seoul, including time spent teaching there on sabbatical and continues to maintain close academic relationships with his students and colleagues.

Rabbi Frisch's wife, Robyn Frisch, was ordained as a Reform Rabbi at The Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City in the Class of 2000 and now serves as Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Beth Or in Springhouse, Pennsylvania.

Thank you.


Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow