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Brotherhood Bunch with Rabbi Israel "Sy" Dresner - Temple Sha'arey Shalom
The Brotherhood of Temple Sha’arey Shalom of Springfield is hosting a special Brotherhood Brunch on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 10am, featuring guest speaker Rabbi Israel "Sy" Dresner, known as "the most arrested rabbi in America."
Rabbi Dresner, who was Temple Sha'arey Shalom's first full-time rabbi, was a civil rights activist who was part of the historic Interfaith Freedom Rides of the early 1960's--a group of interfaith clergy who journeyed by bus to integrate the South. It was a clash of segregation and social protest, and Rabbi Dresner was arrested and jailed four times. During this time of turmoil, he met and developed a warm friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who subsequently visited Temple Sha'arey Shalom. Rabbi Dresner has been a civil rights advocate throughout his career. He retired in 1996. At the Brotherhood Brunch, he will share stories about those "freedom rides," the civil rights movement and his friendship with Dr. King. Larry Needleman, Brotherhood President, adds "Brotherhood is delighted to bring Rabbi Dresner back to our temple to speak about this important time in our country's history. He is an inspiration to us all." The community is invited to join us.
The event is free for temple Brotherhood members and their families; $5 for non-members. Please RSVP to the temple office at (973)379-5387 or email@example.com. About Temple Sha’arey Shalom: Temple Sha’arey Shalom, serving Springfield and the surrounding communities of Union and Essex counties, is a mid-size, Reform congregation where all members are warmly welcomed and encouraged to create enriching spiritual and social connections. The Temple serves children, young adults, singles, seniors, and families of all shapes, ages and sizes--including single parents, interfaith families, and gay and lesbian families. In addition to its thriving Religious School and popular Pre-School, there is a wide array of educational, informational, entertaining and social programs to enhance the Temple experience. Special programs, activities and events include lectures, workshops, panel discussions, community-service opportunities, adult bar/bat mitzvahs, conversational Hebrew classes, book discussion groups, speakers and trips. The temple also boasts extremely active Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Youth and Renaissance (Seniors) groups. ALL ARE WELCOME.
For more information, please contact the Temple office at (973)379-5387, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.shaarey.org.
|Where||Temple Sha'arey Shalom 78 S Springfield Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081|
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|Price||free for temple Brotherhood members and their families; $5 for non-members|
More About Temple Sha'arey Shalom
Temple Sha'arey Shalom is a mid-sized congregation that has served the local Jewish community for over 50 years. The congregation is a diverse community of liberal Jews and offers programs ranging from traditional text study to volunteerism.