Annual Robert N. Schlesinger Memorial Scholar

  • October 24, 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Shir Tikvah

 Rabbi Jill Jacobs will be our annual Robert N. Schlesinger Memorial Scholar October 23-24. The title of her Saturday Morning talk will be, "Lest Your Brother Be Degraded: Judaism Responds to Mass Incarceration." A light lunch will be served afterwards. 

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, which mobilizes 1,800 rabbis and cantors and tens of thousands of American Jews to protect human rights in North America and Israel. She is the author of Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community (Jewish Lights, 2011) and There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition (Jewish Lights, 2009). 

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