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Rothschild Social Justice Institute

The Temple heeds the prophetic call for tikkun olam through the Rothschild Social Justice Institute. Named in honor of The Temple’s esteemed Civil Rights leader Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild, the Rothschild Institute seeks to affect positive change on the local level and beyond concerning ten broad societal issues of our time: Anti-Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Environmental Protection and Sustainability, Gun Violence Prevention, Homelessness, LGBTQ Inclusivity and Equality, Jewish-Muslim Relations, Racial Justice, Women’s Rights, Public Education, and Refugee Resettlement.

For more information or to join a small group, please email our clergy, the chairpeople, or the leader of the group in which you are interested.

To see upcoming events and registrations, go to The Temple's calendar and filter by "Social Justice."

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RSJI Groups    
Anti-Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking          David Marmins 
Environmental Protection and Sustainability   Ruth Menter 
Gun Violence Prevention Lissie Stahlman 
Homelessness  Scott Edlein 
LGBTQ Inclusivity & Equality Laurence Brennan
Jewish-Muslim Relations  Doug Pike 
Racial Justice  John Eaves 
  Eric Schwartz
Women's Rights  Samantha Schoenbaum 
Karen Luscher
Stephanie Aferiat
Refugee Resettlement Zane Blechner
Cindy Zeldin 
Clergy and Chairs    
Senior Rabbi                                                   Rabbi Peter Berg                         
Clergy Rabbi Lydia Medwin
Clergy Rabbi Sam Kaye
Executive Vice President Louis Lettes
RSJI Chair Susan Gordon

For more information about the Rothschild Social Justice Institute and its namesake, see the video below!




Sat, July 11 2020 19 Tammuz 5780