Temple of Aaron will host Laurie Grauer from A Wider Bridge, a pro-Israel organization building bridges between Israelis and LGBTQ North American allies, as part of its TAXY Shabbat discussion on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the synagogue, 616 S. Mississippi River Blvd., St. Paul.
Grauer will speak during services and at Kiddush lunch about the recent events at the Creating Change Conference in Chicago, where activists from A Wider Bridge were shouted down and forced from the stage by anti-Israel protestors.
In a letter to congregants, Rabbis Jeremy Fine and Avi Strausberg said they felt “called to support the work of A Wider Bridge.”
“As we have been in the past, Temple of Aaron remains committed to human rights and the diversity of the State of Israel, and find it to be our obligation to keep all of you as best informed and educated about serious issues that affect our people,” the rabbis wrote.
The discussion will be co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) and Executive Director Steve Hunegs will joined Grauer during Kiddush lunch.
For information, visit: www.templeofaaron.org. Here’s a video of the anti-Israel protest at the Creating Change conference in Chicago:
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