May 6, 2009
In collaboration with Brit Tzedek v’Shalom (Jewish Alliance For Justice & Peace) nyc[at]ctvshalom.org and Peace Task Force of All Souls Church announce:
Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Executive Director of Rabbis For Human Rights in Israel will speak on the subject:
“JEWISH VALUES, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE WAR IN GAZA”
When: Monday June 8th, 2009 7PM
WHERE: Community Church NYC Assembly Hall 40 East 35th st. @ Park Ave.
Admission: Free, Donations solicited for Rabbis For Human Rights
Light refreshments will be served
Rabbi Arik Ascherman: Rabbi Arik Ascherman is the executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights in Israel, the only rabbinic organization in the country dedicated to human rights. Arik is a courageous and visionary rabbi who has devoted his life to building a Jewish state that embodies the Jewish values of justice, compassion and equality for all.
Rabbis for Human Rights: Founded in 1988, Rabbis For Human Rights (RHR) is the only organization of rabbis in Israel from all the streams of Judaism that gives voice to the Jewish traditions of human rights and develops educational resources on Judaism and human rights and teaches them in Israeli schools and pre-army programs; lobbies for economic justice in Israel; provides support for Palestinian families facing home demolition, and protects Palestinian farmers’ access to their agricultural land. RHR received the Knesset’s Award for Quality Of Life and the 2006 Niwano Peace Prize. The work of RHR has been endorsed by the North American Rabbinic Associations of the Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist movements.
Info: russellbranca[at]yahoo.com 718-843-0515