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Oct 14: The Baltimore Legacy of Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum with Georgette Bennett
Confronting Hate: The Baltimore Legacy of Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum
With Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.
Founder, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
11:30 am to 1 pm
ICJS Library, 956 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson
Cost: $15, includes lunch
Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum was a pivotal American interfaith leader of the 20th century. He helped spur the Roman Catholic church toward what would become Nostra Aetate, the church's major declaration about non-Christian religions. He was a Baltimore native, a pioneer in Jewish-Christian relations, a civil rights leader and friend of Martin Luther King Jr., and a prolific author.
For this event, Dr. Georgette Bennett, Rabbi Tanenbaum's widow, a leading figure in interreligious relations in her own right, will discuss a new biography. At a time when the dilution of civil rights, anti-refugee rhetoric, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and rampant hatred have again ramped up, she will help us think about how Rabbi Tanenbaum’s life and teachings can inform our approach to these challenges.
Copies of Confronting Hate: The Untold Story of the Rabbi Who Stood Up for Human Rights, Racial Justice, and Religious Reconciliation, by Deborah and Gerald Strober, will be available for purchase.