The AGM of British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights will be held at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 28 St John’s Wood Road, London NW8 7HA, on Monday 9 December at 6.30pm for 7.00pm. The Agenda can be found HERE
There are two guest speakers who will be giving talks:
Avi Dabush became Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights in June 2019. He has been active for over 20 years in a range of activities in Israeli civil society and political frameworks. For much of that time he worked to promote issues of social change, environmental justice, democracy and human rights. He lives in Sderot on the border with Gaza and has been instrumental in forums promoting the rights of Israel’s underclass, supporting Jewish-Arab dialogue and co-operation, and working for peace. He established the Peripheries Movement, bringing together many of Israel’s less visible citizens and mobilizing round a number of causes. He founded and directed a school for children with autism. Originally from an Orthodox family, Avi has long maintained an interest in the study of Jewish concepts and values, and together with DR Aner Dinur he established the Lishma Bet Midrash in Sderot.
Rabbi Michael Marmur became the Chair of the Board of Rabbis for Human rights in Spring 2019. He is Associate Professor of Jewish Theology at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. For 20 years he served on its administration, first as Dean of its Jerusalem Campus and then as Provost of the entire institution. He teaches and writes in the areas of Modern Jewish Thought, Zionism, hermeneutics, homiletics, and pluralism. Michael was born and raised in the UK, and moved to Israel in his early twenties. He, his wife, 3 children and parents, all live in Israel.
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