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Fraytik tsu nakht Shabbes for Cultural Jews. Guest speaker: Dr. Gerry Krystal, "Our Universe and How We Got Here"

Join our secular humanist Shabbes celebration, followed by Gerry Krystal speaking on "Our Universe and How We Got Here" 6:00 PM Gather. 6:15 PM Start.

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Fraytik tsu nakht Shabbes for Cultural Jews. Guest speaker: Dr. Gerry Krystal, "Our Universe and How We Got Here"
Fraytik tsu nakht Shabbes for Cultural Jews. Guest speaker: Dr. Gerry Krystal, "Our Universe and How We Got Here"

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Vancouver, 6184 Ash St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3G9, Canada

About the event

As we had to cancel our January FTN due to weather conditions, our January guest speaker has agreed to present at our February shabbes.Gerry Krystal, accompanied by his daughter, pnei mitzvah grad Samantha, will talk about Our Universe and How We Got Here, the title of his recently-published book (see below for details). Gerry and Samantha will be on hand to autograph copies of the book, which you can purchase at the FTN for $27 (cash or e-transfer only), or buy in advance at Amazon,

Bio

Gerry Krystal obtained his PhD from McGill University in Biochemistry and is currently a Full Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and a Distinguished Scientist at the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre (BCCRC) in Vancouver. His long-standing interest is the effect of diet and exercise in both prevention and progression of cancer. He has an active "wet" lab at the BCCRC and has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers.

Book Synopsis

Have you ever wondered how the universe began or howlife started and evolved to generate humans? Dr. Gerry Krystal takes the reader on a 13.8-billion-year journey from the origins of our universe to our current TV-watching Homo Sapiens.

Written in a lighthearted and easy-to-follow manner, this book covers critical events that led to our existence, starting with the fusion of hydrogen into helium within the first stars, the emergence and evolution of life on Earth and even the intriguing possibility of a creator. “Our Universe and How We Got Here” encourages readers to consider how we humans might survive with a little less malevolence and selfishness, and a little more empathy and collaboration. This book was written to share Dr. Krystal's love of science and to make what is currently known accessible to everyone.

Tickets

  • Fraytik tsu nakht February 16

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  • Fraytik tsu nakht April 19

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  • Fraytik tsu nakht March 15

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  • Fraytik tsu nakht May 17

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  • Fraytik tsu nakht January 19

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  • Fraytik tsu nakht June 14

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