How did some of the leading American rabbis handle pivotal world events from the pulpit? What did they tell their congregants about topics such as the rise of Adolf Hitler, the outbreak of World War II, and the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and 1960s?
Please join us when Dr. Gary P. Zola, the Temple’s Scholar-in-Residence, introduces some of Judaism's most remarkable rabbinical leaders through voice recordings and slides on Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. at the Temple. His talk on “Great Voices, Civil Rights, and Jews in the American South” will draw from collection of the American Jewish Archives.
Dr. Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience and Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.
He’ll also speak on Friday, March 1 at the Temple, following a 7 p.m. worship service led by Rabbi Lenny Sarko. Dr. Zola will examine “Sabbath and Jewish Survival: A Documentary Look at Reform Judaism's Struggle to Preserve the Sabbath.” Dr. Zola will explore the Sunday Sabbath, the Friday night service, the Oneg Shabbat, and other programmatic innovations.
Thank you to the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation for its support.
We also thank our committee: Beth Zweig (chair), Fran Adler, Rena Black, Betsy Gephart, Samara Sheray, Kathy Sider, John Stein, Dan Zweig, and Rabbi Lenny.