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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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Michael Rothbaum

Rabbi Mike Rothbaum is the Bay Area Regional Council Co-Chair for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, and serves as the Director of Youth and Family Education of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. He has been extensively involved with faith-based social justice organizations, and has spoken and taught widely at conferences and rallies, from Moishe House to the House of Representatives. His writing and speaking has been featured in... Read More →

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

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