Rabbi David Wolpe will discuss and sign his new book, Why Faith Matters, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 2nd, in the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester.

The book is described as “a personal faith journey and response to the new atheists.”

Named the “No. 1 rabbi in America” by Newsweek magazine, Wolpe is the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.

He has taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City, Hunter College in New York and University of Judaism in Los Angeles. He currently teaches a course at UCLA.

Wolpe is a regular contributor to several publications, including New York Jewish Week, the Jerusalem Post and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of seven books, including the national bestseller “Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Information, Holli Levitsky, director of the LMU Jewish Studies Program, at 310.338. 7664 or hlevitsk@lmu.edu/.