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March 10, 2019 | 10:15 am - 11:30 am

New Adult Community Lecture Series Begins Sunday, Jan 27 #2

Jewish Children’s Folkshul and Adult Community
invites you to learn with us!

Dr. Reena Sigman Friedman, Educator, will present
“Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue:
American Jews and Social Justice”

This series will take place over 4 Sundays:
January 27
February 10
February 24
March 10

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
8000 Cherokee St.
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Inspired by Jewish teachings and their people’s historical experience, Jews have been disproportionately represented in movements for social justice in this country. We will examine the prominent roles played by rabbis, political figures, labor organizers and other activists in advocating for the rights of all members of American society. These individuals’ memoirs, speeches and writings offer much inspiration for those involved in social justice efforts today. Let’s explore together!

January 27 – Session 1
Women’s Suffrage and Consumer Activism: Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, Maud Nathan, and the 1902 Kosher Meat Boycott.

February 10 – Session 2
Jewish Leaders of the American Labor Movement: Clara Lemlich, Rose Schneiderman, Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Stephen Wise, and David Dubinsky.

February 24 – Session 3
Socioeconomic Justice and Public Health: Morris Hillquit, Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut, Lillian Wald, Frances Stern, and Emma Goldman.

March 10 – Session 4
Civil Rights and the Women’s Movement: Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Betty Friedan, and Bella Abzug.

All welcome. Bring yourself and invite a friend, too. Free! Light refreshments served.



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