Known for her activism around social justice issues, the extraordinary Sister Simone Campbell will join us in a conversation called "On the Bus! The Moral Obligation to do Social Justice," our annual John Paul II Lecture on Interfaith Understanding. Moderated by Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, Associate Dea... [ + ]n of the Rabbinical School and Associate Director of the Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at JTS.
ABOUT SISTER CAMPBELL
Sister Simone Campbell is the Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice—a federal advocacy organization founded by Catholic Sisters to lobby in Washington, D.C. for policies that mend the gaps in income and wealth in the United States. She has led six cross-country “Nuns on the Bus” trips focused on tax justice, healthcare, economic justice, comprehensive immigration reform, voter turnout, bridging divides in politics and society, and mending the gaps. Sister Simone Campbell wrote the famous “Nuns’ Letter,” considered by many as critically important in convincing Congress to support the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and is the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community.
ABOUT THE JOHN PAUL II LECTURE
Co-sponsored by the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome) and the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue at the Jewish Theological Seminary, with special thanks for the generosity of the Russell Berrie Foundation.
This program will be live-streamed at no charge at www.jtsa.edu/live (registration not required for the livestream). JTS invites synagogues and other Jewish communal organizations to hold a public screening of this outstanding program. Contact [email protected]
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please arrive early and have photo ID available.
For information contact: Rabbi Burton Visotzky: [email protected]
American Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades. What initiatives, in and out of synagogues, are helping to revitalize Jewish religious life? What options are available to Jewish seekers and those not fulfilled by conventional styles of Jewish practice? How are Jewis... [ + ]h communities successfully engaging millennials?
Join Dr. Jack Wertheimer and three innovative rabbis for a dynamic discussion on creating new initiatives to connect American Jews with religion in the 21st century, inspired by his new book, The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today, recent winner of a National Jewish Book Award.
- Dr. Jack Wertheimer, Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History, JTS
- Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, Texas
- Rabbi Jessica Minnen, Director of Jewish Learning, OneTable
- Rabbi Dan Smokler, Chief Innovation Officer, Hillel International
Admission is free, but reservations are required.
Stream this program live at no charge at www.jtsa.edu/live (registration not required for the livestream).
Synagogues/organizations: to host a local screening of this event, contact [email protected]
•Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
•Photo ID is required for admission to JTS.
•JTS is wheelchair accessible. Please notify us at [email protected] in advance of any special needs so that we can best accommodate you.
•ASL interpretation is available upon request. Please notify us at [email protected] at least seven business days prior to the program and indicate "ASL Request" in the subject line so that we can arrange for an interpreter.
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