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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, Environment and Climate Change, Sensible Gun Safety, Poverty and Homelessness, LGBTQ Inclusivity and Equality, Jewish-Muslim Relations, Racial Justice, Women’s Rights, Public Education, and Refugee Resettlement.

We act on these issues collaboratively as Temple Connect small groups headed by the leaders below. For more information or to join a small group, please email the leader of the group in which you are interested.

Senior Rabbi Rabbi Peter Berg 
Director  Rabbi David Spinrad
Clergy  Rabbi Lydia Medwin 
Lay Chairperson  Kent Alexander 
Lay Coordinator Susan Gordon 
Anti-Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking          Caroline Clear Rudolph 
Environment & Climate Change  Ruth Menter 
Sensible Gun Safety  Lissie Stahlman 
Poverty & Homelessness  Scott Edlein 
LGBTQ Inclusivity & Equality  Daniel Brennan 
Jewish-Muslim Relations  Doug Pike 
Racial Justice  John Eaves
Women's Rights  Samantha Schoenbaum 
Public Education  Karen Luscher 
Refugee Resettlement Zane Blechner
Gal Adam Spinrad 


Sun, January 21 2018 5 Sh'vat 5778