ORANGE – Rabbi Uri Regev will be guest speaker at the Annual Scholar in Residence weekend at Temple Emanuel in Orange, March 8 – 10.
Regev serves as president and CEO of the educational and advocacy Israel-Diaspora partnership, “Freedom of Religion for Israel” and its Israeli counterpart, “Hiddush – For Freedom of Religion and Equality.” A past president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, he served as founding chair, and later as executive director and legal counsel, of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), the advocacy group established by the Reform movement in Israel.
Rabbi Regev’s schedule of events and lectures at Temple Emanuel:
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
5:30 p.m., Tot Shabbat
6 p.m. – Shabbat dinner. RSVP for dinner/lunch at tegnh.org.
7:30 p.m. – Kabbalat Shabbat Service: “The challenge of Pluralism in Israel: Can Israel be Truly Jewish and Democratic?”
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
10 a.m. – Torah study with Rabbi Regev
11:30 a.m. – Dairy lunch. RSVP at tegnh.org
12:30 – 2 p.m. – “Kotel, Conversion, and Rabbinic Blacklists: What are the Effects of the Latest Conflicts on Israel-Diaspora Relations?”
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. – “Israel Heading to the Polls: How will the Elections Impact Religious Freedom and Israel-US Relations?”
Temple Emanuel is located at 150 Derby Ave. in Orange. For information: (203) 397-3000, tegnh.org.