March 23, 2021 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Congregation Emanu El is partnering with Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institution of Religion (HUC-JIR), our Reform Movement’s seminary to partner in a new program entitled ‘HUC Connect’. This program includes adult educational opportunities with members of the HUC faculty and visiting scholars.
Our first involvement with this program will take place on Tuesday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m. as Chester Holman III, Alan J. Tauber and Rabbi Andrea Weiss lead a session entitled “Let My People Go: Personal Reflections on Freedom and Injustice”.
Holman was featured in the Netflix docuseries “The Innocence Files” chronicling his release from prison after being convicted for a 1991 murder he did not commit. Tauber is the first assistant defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia while Weiss may be a familiar name to our congregants, having visited Houston as the Rozelle & Rabbi Robert I. Kahn Scholar-in-Residence in 2019. Rabbi Weiss is the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost at HUC.
More information about this program and other opportunities surrounding this educational session will be shared in forthcoming synagogue communications.