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Jewish Approach to Protest is a Course

Jewish Approach to Protest

Ended Aug 24, 2017

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One-time, online, 60 minute session

Deadline to Register: Aug. 24

Full Description:
Rabbi Avi Weiss, a leading Jewish activist of our generation has traveled worldwide for various causes, last week going to Charlottesville. During this session, Eric D. Fingerhut, President and CEO of Hillel International, will interview Rabbi Weiss on his insights into and experiences with Jewish activism and protest. Followed by moderated Q&A.


This session is open to all Hillel professionals, as well as members of Hillel International’s Board of Directors, Investors Council, and Hillel U Board of Advisors.

Course Meets:

  • Thursday, August 24th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST / 10:00am-11:00am PST / 8:00pm - 9:00pm ISR

Instructor Bios:
Rabbi Avi Weiss is the Rabbi in Residence of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in The Bronx, New York, and founded Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the first Open Orthodox Yeshiva. Weiss has a long history of political dissent, dating back to his work as a student leader working to free Russian Jews who were not allowed to emigrate in the 1960s. He has authored half a dozen books, including a Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Haggadah and a recent memoir.

Prior to his tenure as the President and CEO of Hillel International, Eric D. Fingerhut devoted his professional life to public service and higher education. Now he devotes his energies to helping ensure the future of the Jewish people. As Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents from 2007 to 2011, Fingerhut led Ohio’s large system of public universities and colleges, where he worked in close collaboration with the Ohio business community and elected officials of both major political parties. From 1997 to 2006, Fingerhut served as an Ohio state senator, where he worked on initiatives ranging from higher education to human services and economic development. He served in the U.S. Congress in the early 1990s representing Ohio’s 19th Congressional District.


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