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Reform Movement Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
Washington, D.C., November 24, 2014 - In response to the grand jury decision in the case of the death of Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Steve Fox, Chief Executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, issued a statement. Read the full statement here. Following are excerpts:
"We respect the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case. While we expect and count on our judicial system to provide justice, we are also aware of the tragic fact that it cannot restore those who are lost to us. Michael Brown will be forever mourned by his family and friends... Though the grand jury decision closes a chapter in this case, the underlying issues of damaged relationships between law enforcement and communities of color as well as growing economic and social inequality remain in Ferguson. But this tragedy is not just about Ferguson; it represents an endemic pattern across our nation... As a Movement, we will continue to work through relationship building and legislative advocacy on issues of economic and racial inequality, including reform of our criminal justice system, voting rights and protection of civil rights. May the Ferguson community and nation join together to meet these challenges and help strengthen our nation as it works to achieve its highest ideals."
CBI Book Group
Sunday, December 7, 9:00 AM
Herbert & Shirley Semler Board Room
Everyone is welcome to join us for a morning of pleasant literary discussion. There is no need to sign up.
This month's selection is My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. by Ari Shavit.
More Volunteer Opportunites
The Social Action Committee is an open committee that encourages congregation members to participate in planning, implementing, and staffing many programs that work towards tikkun olam in our world. Below are some of the activities we have right now that are ongoing and can use more volunteers. Or come to our next meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, to help plan other activities.
Join the SAC Advocacy Task Force (Ongoing committee)
Planning for Mitzvah Day (Regular meetings until May 3, 2015 event)
Tutor children from NW Towers Annex (Wednesday afternoons during the school year)
Mentoring program supporting NW Tower parents (Ongoing program--first meeting in December)
Meals and parties for NW Tower residents (Occasional events throughout the year)
Pre-Thanksgiving dinner at NW Towers (November 23, 2014)
Holiday gifts for the children of NW Annex (December 2014)
Our 2014-2015 Adult Education schedule is HERE!
Upcoming Adult Education Events:
The Struggle with G-d: From Antiquity to Modernity
This is a series of three lectures by Rabbi Michael Cahana about our struggle with G-d. Previous attendance is not a prerequisite to latter sessions.
Judaism’s radical insight to religion is the concept of a single G-d, unseeable and to a certain extent unknowable. And yet, that uniqueness creates a problem known to Moses and all the prophets: How can I know an unknowable G-d? In this series of classes, we will discuss the struggle we Jews have with divinity. Having trouble with G-d? Join the club! All sessions are held in Pollin Chapel.
Session 3: “Where is G-d? The Holocaust Defiance”
Sunday, December 7, 10:00 AM
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Schedule of services can be found on the CBI Calendar.
We are currently able to provide live video streaming for services taking place in the main Temple Sanctuary only. Streaming technology is not yet available for services held in the Pollin Chapel.