Rabbi Menachem Creditor will be the Scholar-in-Residence at Temple Emanuel of South Hills February 28 and 29, 2020 as part of the Sajowitz Endowment Fund Weekend.
Rabbi Creditor serves as the Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar in Residence at UJA-Federation New York. Previously he led Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, CA, and is the founder and co-chair of Rabbis Against Gun Violence. A frequent speaker in communities and campuses around the United States and Israel with over 1 million views of his online videos, he was named by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America. His 19 books and six albums of original music include the global Jewish anthem “Olam Chesed Yibaneh” and the Rabbis Against Gun Violence anthology “None Shall Make Them Afraid.” He has been involved in the leadership of American Jewish World Service, AIPAC and the One America Movement, an organization dedicated to bringing together Americans of different faiths and opinions.
“Rabbi Creditor is a national thought leader on Jewish uses and abuses of power and *the* leading rabbinic voice on gun violence prevention,” says Senior Rabbi Aaron Meyer. “His talks throughout the weekend are certain to both challenge and inspire.”
The weekend will begin with a Shabbat service at 6 pm, during which Rabbi Creditor will deliver the D’var Torah. Dinner at $10/person following the service will include a lecture by Rabbi Creditor about uses and abuses of power in the Jewish community. He will lead Torah study at 9 am Saturday morning, followed by a learning session about gun violence and the Jewish community. After lunch, he’ll facilitate a learning session about LGBTQ+ individuals, concerns, and cares in the Jewish community. The Saturday sessions and lunch are free. All events are open to the community.
RSVPs for the weekend can be made by February 21 online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and sending a check to Temple Emanuel (1250 Bower Hill Road, 15243). For any questions, contact Executive Director Leslie Hoffman at 412-279-7600, ext. 202.
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Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Friday, February 28 @ 6:00 PM - Saturday, February 29 @ 6:00 PM
The full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of the Pittsburgh Jewish Community. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.