Guest Speaker: Rabbi Tzvi Graetz
Saturday, December 7
Please join us for Shabbat morning services on Shabbat Va-yiggash (December 7) as we welcome special guest speaker Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, Executive Director of Masorti Olami and Mercaz Olami. Rabbi Graetz is visiting CBINT as a prelude to the Masorti Olami Tribute Dinner honoring Rabbi Herber. Rabbi Graetz will speak on "Conservative Judaism from Argentina to Kiev: Build- ing and Enriching Lives."
The Jewish people are spread out over the face of the globe from the Ukraine to Uganda, from Spain to South America from Germany to Australia, from Israel to South Africa. We encompass a wide variety of differences in language, ethnicity and cultures. This raises a series of questions: How united are we as a people? What elements of our identity do we hold in common? Do they outweigh our differences? What role does Israel play in shaping the identity of worldwide Jewry? What role can Diaspora Jewry play in enriching the identity of Israeli Jews? Join Rabbi Graetz for the answers to these questions.
See Rabbi Graetz's bio below.