Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, author of Jewish Ethics and Social Justice: A Guide for the 21st Century, will discuss “Jewish Social Justice Activism: From Moses to Today” on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Beachwood campus of Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program (26500 Shaker Road).
The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and Cedar Sinai Synagogue are co-sponsors of the free, public event.
Yanklowitz is executive director of Valley Beit Midrash, a Phoenix-based organization that provides educational programs available to the Greater Phoenix Jewish community. He is founder and president of Uri L’Tzedek, a social justice organization that inspires leadership among young people.
Newsweek hailed Yanklowitz as one of the top 50 rabbis in 2013 for his work and leadership in social justice.
The rabbi was featured in the PBS series The Calling, which documented the dramatic journeys of seven young religious leaders in training to become the next generation of professional clergy.