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Sunday, February 14 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
A Young Jew in the Civil Rights Movement: A Personal Story

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“Selma” has raised American consciousness of the power and significance of the
Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s for the realization of key pieces of the American 
dream and promise.  Yet the movie seems to have made many Jews feel left out as 
the iconic image of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel moved from foreground to 
background.  Hear from a now veteran, then young civil rights worker about the 
relationship between Martin Luther King and Heschel; of the historic roles played by 
young Jews in the movement; of the spiritual impact of those experiences, and of the 
implications and challenges they represent for today and tomorrow.

Made possible by funds from The Covenant Foundation.

Presenters
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Peter Geffen

Founder and Executive Director, KIVUNIM
Peter A. Geffen is Founder and Executive Director of KIVUNIM—The Institute World Jewish Studies and Founder of The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in NYC. From 2003-05, he served as the Executive Director of The Center for Jewish History, the largest archive of Diaspora Jewish life... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 5:15pm - 6:30pm
High Ridge

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