ARZA President To Speak

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arzaRabbi Josh Weinberg, President of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, will address the congregation of Temple Isaiah on Friday evening, Jan. 17. He will speak about the values of Reform Judaism and building an inclusive democratic society in the Jewish State.

Rabbi Weinberg was recently ordained from the HUC-JIR Israeli Rabbinic Program in Jerusalem. He previously served as the Director of the Israel program for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and as a faculty member of NFTY-EIE High School in Israel teaching Jewish History. He is a reserve officer in the IDF spokesperson’s unit and, an avid outdoorsman, has hiked the Israel trail.

Originally from Chicago, Rabbi Weinberg has a B.A. from University of Wisconsin in Hebrew Literature, Political Science and International Relations, and studied for an M.A. at the Hebrew University in Jewish Education. He has taught and lectured widely throughout Israel, the U.S. and Europe, as well as on Kivunim and Shnat Netzer gap-year programs.

Rabbi Weinberg will address the congregation during Shabbat services on Friday, Jan. 17, beginning at 8 p.m. Temple Isaiah, located at One Chelsea Place, off Cutter Mill Road, is a member congregation of the Union for Reform Judaism. For additional information call the Temple office at 487-5373.

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