During the afternoon of Saturday, October 21 come join us for lunch and the start of a dialogue. Dr. Edmund Gordon and Rabbi Michael Lerner will talk on Black-Jewish Relations: Where We Come From and Looking to the Future.
This dialogue will be introduced and moderated by Rabbi Benjamin Sharff of The Reform Temple of Rockland. The lunch is free but please try to RSVP to Cassandra Edwards: email@example.com. If you don’t have the chance to RSVP please come anyway. We are preparing for a few extra people.
Dr. Edmund Gordon is the co-founder of Head Start and the co-founder of CEJJES, the Pomona, NY based African-American Museum and Study Center. Professor Gordon’s career spans professional practice, minister, clinical and counseling psychologist, research scientist, author, editor, and professor. Gordon was recognized as a preeminent scholar of African-American studies when he was awarded the 2011 Dr. John Hope Franklin Award from Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education. He is the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Yale University, the Richard March Hoe Professor Emeritus at Teachers College, Columbia University, and founder of the College's Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He is the founding Director of the Institute for Research on African Diaspora in the Americas and Caribbean (IRADAC) at The City College of New York. Dr. Gordon is a Senior Scholar in Residence at SUNY Rockland Community College and had a Chair named in his honor at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey.
Rabbi Michael Lerner was mentored by Abraham Joshua Heschel at the Jewish Theological Seminary, is the editor of Tikkun Magazine (recipient of "The Best Magazine of the Year" in 2014 and 2015 by the mainstream media Religion Newswriters Association), and chair of the interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives. He has been a prophetic voice in the Jewish world for the past 50 years. He won the MLK, Jr./Gandhi Award from Morehouse College for his work on behalf of peace and non-violence and is the author of 11 books. He was chosen by Muhammed Ali to represent the Jewish community at Ali's memorial in 2016.
Sponsor: Brooklyn College, Stand Against Hate, Kurz Family Foundation