Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue: with Ruth Messinger in the Bay Area!
Over the past several decades, there has been a sea change in Jewish engagement—a reimagining of what it means to be a Jew and a citizen of our planet. Whether youth leaders or active adults, Jewish voices have joined a chorus of empowered people around the world saying "no" to injustice. As hunger relief and famine now make the front page every day, it is our responsibility as Jews to do something. Join AJWS President Ruth Messinger for a dynamic discussion about AJWS's role in famine relief, food justice and the upcoming national Global Hunger Shabbat. Learn more about how you can be a part of it all.
Fall 2011 Community Events All are welcome and encouraged to attend
Congregation Rodef Sholom San Rafael, CA Shabbat Services Friday, September 9 6:15 p.m.
Congregation Netivot Shalom Berkeley, CA Shabbat Morning Services Saturday, September 10 9:30 a.m.
Congregation Beth Sholom San Francisco, CA Ernest M. Weitz Breakfast Club Sunday, September 11 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…