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Anti-Semitism & the Gifts of Judaism
Presenter: RABBI ESTHER HUGENHOLTZ, Agudas Achim Congregation, Coralville

MARCH 6, 2020 -- 11:45 AM-1:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids

The key to combatting antisemitism is understanding Judaism. What is the reality of the American Jewish experience? What is the history of antisemitism? And how can we bring communities together to confront any form of bigotry? Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz from Agudas Achim Congregation will take you on a journey of confrontation—but also hope and inspiration—as we explore the gifts of global Jewish culture and faith to build an inclusive vision for all.

Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz (1978) was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She obtained her M.Sc. (Master of Science) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology of non-Western Societies from the University of Amsterdam. Furthering her Jewish education, she studied at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel and was an E. Levinas Fellow at Paideia, the European Institute of Jewish Studies in Stockholm, Sweden.

Esther completed the first two years of her rabbinical training at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, a seminary affiliated with the Conservative/Masorti movement of Judaism and interned as a Rabbinic Fellow at the American Jewish University. She completed the remaining three years of her rabbinical training at Leo Baeck College in London, UK and was ordained a rabbi with this seminary in 2013.

In her free time, Esther enjoys composing liturgical music, songwriting, writing, travelling, photography, and cooking. She takes an interest in issues of multiculturalism and social justice and firmly believes in representing a socially-relevant and spiritually-compelling Judaism for today’s world.

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch

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Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. It's an opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.

March 6th, 2020 11:45 AM   through   1:00 PM
310 5th St SE
First Presbyterian Church
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Phone: 515.279.8715

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