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Scholar in Residence Ruth Messinger "Potential & Peril: Attempting to Live a Life of Jewish Values" February 12-14, 2021

Learn with our 2021 Scholar in Residence, Ruth W. Messinger, social justice consultant, educator, and former CEO of American Jewish World Service (AJWS)

All sessions are open to the public.  

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There is no charge for these events. Donations are accepted.  For non-CBE members, we request a donation (suggested $36).  Donations to the Adult Education Fund can be made by clicking HERE and selecting Adult Education Fund in the dropdown menu.

About the Speaker:

Ruth W. Messinger works as a social justice consultant in the Jewish community in New York, engaged with issues of race/racism, voting rights, immigration and the environment, and teaches civic engagement and organizing. From 1998 to 2016 she was the CEO of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international human rights and development organization which she continues to serve as its Global Ambassador. Previously, she had a twenty-year career in public service in New York City. She is married to an educator and has three children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

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Friday, February 12

6:15 pm • Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Followed by:

How Did I Get to This Judaism, and What it’s Like to Live It

How Ruth Messinger Found the Jewish Roots of Fighting City Hall — in conversation with Rabbi Mike Rothbaum


Saturday, February 13

9:15 am • Shabbat morning Service

Followed by:

10:30 am • Interactive Torah Study with Ruth Messinger

Parashat Mishpatim — Lessons on Life from Shmattes and Donkeys



Sunday, February 14

9:30 am • Shacharit service

Followed by:

10:15 am • Brotherhood Breakfast with guest speaker Ruth Messinger

What Does It Mean to Live With Social Justice in Your Life?  Rewards and Challenges



2021 Scholar-in-Residence with Ruth W. Messinger

Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 sessions.   Check the STAR-Lite for the ZOOM Link and password or email

To make a donation to the Adult Education Fund, click HERE and select Adult Education Fund in the dropdown menu.


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