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"The Reform Movement and Zionism" with Rabbi Chester—ZOOM

Monday, May 10, 2021 28 Iyar 5781

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Past Sessions
Monday, May 3, 2021 21 Iyar 5781 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"The Reform Movement and Zionism - Then and Now"
with Rabbi Steven Chester, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sinai

May 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM
and
 May 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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We will examine the changes in the Reform Movement's approach to Israel and Zionism from the past through current times beginning with the Pittsburgh Platform of 1885 and ending with recent platforms of the Reform Movement's stand on Israel.
 
As part of the examination of primary sources, we will also see how the place of Jews in the general society influenced our movement's approach to Israel and Zionism. The Jews of San Francisco will play an important and interesting role in our discussions of the Reform Movement and Zionism.

Rabbi Steven Chester is the beloved Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sinai having served over two decades as Senior Rabbi, retiring in June, 2011. Before coming to Temple Sinai in 1989, Rabbi Chester served congregations in Jackson, Michigan and Stockton, California. He taught at several universities/colleges including Jackson Community College (Jackson, Michigan), Spring Harbor College (Spring Harbor, Michigan) and University of the Pacific (Stockton, California). Rabbi Chester and his wife Leona have two children and three lovely granddaughters.

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