Brief Shabbat service which includes a presentation by Rabbi Ascherman — “The Challenges of Human Rights Work in Israel.”
The most recent wave of violence erupting in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories raises many questions about protecting human rights for all people. Rabbi Ascherman, President and Senior Rabbi of Rabbis for Human Rights, will discuss the links between historical Jewish teaching, human rights, and modern Israel. An outspoken activist and organizer for justice, Rabbi Ascherman has several times stood trial for acts of civil disobedience. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his human rights work, as has Rabbis for Human Rights.
Potluck dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. Presentation begins at 7:15 p.m.