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Sunday, February 14 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Ferguson/Fargesn: Racism, Jewishness, and the Struggle for Criminal Justice Reform

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In 1902, in a stuffy room on the Lower East Side, countless Jews testified to a local "Indignation Committee" about abuses suffered at the hands of New York City police. In our day, for perhaps the first time, many Americans are coming to terms with the abuses suffered by African-Americans at the hands our nation's criminal justice system. Are these experiences similar? Different? Join us as we explore Jewish approaches to our critical American moment, both via Jewish text and history.

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Mike Rothbaum

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum serves as rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, MA, and lives with his husband, Yiddish singer Anthony Russell, in Concord. Rabbi Mike has received accolades for his achievements in religious school, B'nai Mitzvah, youth group, and camp settings. He has... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm EST