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Connecticut Chapter

Monday, June 17, 2013
Join the Connecticut Chapter for a special forum sponsored by Supporters of Rabbis for Human Rights with  Rabbi Arik Ascherman, President and Director of Special Projects & External Relations, Rabbis for Human Rights.

Monday, June 17,2013   7 p.m.

The Congregation Mishkan Israel
785 Ridge Road, Hamden CT

Rabbi Ascherman, President and Director of Special Projects & External Relations of Rabbis For Human Rights,  attributes his interest in activism on behalf of Palestinians to the rabbinic concept of tikkun olam, referring to universal human rights and social justice. Rabbi Ascherman has several times stood trial for acts of civil disobedience for defending Palestinian citizens and farmers against Israeli police and settlers.

A contributing writer to several publications, Rabbi Ascherman is a sought after lecturer who is frequently quoted in the press. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions for his human rights work which include the 2005 Abraham Joshua Heschel Award of the Jewish Peace Fellowship, the 2006 Humanitarian Achievement Prize of the Wholistic Peace Institute, the 2009 Keter Shem Tov Prize of the Recontructionist Rabbinical College and the 2010 Yeshayahu Liebowitz Prize –Yesh Gvul. Rabbi Ascherman is married to Dr. Einat Ramon and have two children.

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