Israeli Rabbi Arik Ascherman, founder of Rabbis for Human Rights and Torah of Justice, will be speaking twice in Edmonton on November 22.

The Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education & Action is hosting a presentation with Israeli Rabbi Arik Ascherman.

Rabbi Arik Ascherman
Wednesday, November 22 (1:00 pm)
#113, 11148 84 Avenue (map)

Ascherman led Rabbis for Human Rights for 21 years, and has currently involved with an organization he founded, “Torat Tzedek” (Torah of Justice). He is known for putting himself in physical danger in the defense of others, and is widely recognized as a leading Israeli advocate for universal human rights as a Jewish and Zionist obligation.

Rabbi Ascherman will speak from the Jewish tradition about the state of Israel’s democracy, the blessings and challenges of power, and current human rights challenges regarding Palestinians, socio-economic justice for Israelis, African asylum seekers in Israel and Israel’s Bedouin citizens. This will be an informal afternoon, he will speak for about 15 minutes and then we’ll have time for Q & A and general discussion.

Light refreshments will be served so please RSVP with the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education & Action at 780-413-6159 or edminterfaithcentre.ca.

Note: The building entrance is in the back lane across from Tim Horton’s. There is very limited parking, so please plan to park elsewhere, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of the building) is the cheapest.

St Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta is hosting a session with Ascherman and Rabbi Daniel Friedman later that evening.

When I Think of Bethlehem….
Wednesday, November 22 (7:00 pm)
Newman Centre, St. Joseph’s College (map)

Both Rabbi Friedman and Rabbi Ascherman will offer their response to the statement, “When I think of Bethlehem …”

Full details are available on the St. Joseph’s College website.

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