2015 Dr. Morton Goldberg Lecture scheduled
The Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to present the 2015 Dr. Morton Goldberg Lecture on Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University. Rabbi Robert Dobrusin of Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, MI, will address “A Jewish Perspective on Human Rights & Human Obligations.” A reception will follow the lecture.
Rabbi Robert Dobrusin has served as Rabbi of Beth Israel Congregation since 1988. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and a Master of Arts and Rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS). In 2010, he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from JTS.
Noted for his wisdom, humor and warmth, Rabbi Dobrusin is involved in all areas of synagogue life, working with congregants of all ages. He particularly enjoys teaching, both from the pulpit and in the classroom. His essays and sermons have appeared in several anthologies and journals and he also has his own blog at www.rabbirobdobrusinblog.wordpress.com.
Rabbi Dobrusin is an active supporter of many different Jewish organizations and currently serves as a board member and former co-chair for T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call For Human Rights. He was a founding member of the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County and currently serves on the board of directors for the organization. He also serves on the board of directors of Gift of Life Michigan, the organ procurement agency for Michigan and supports their work in encouraging organ donation.
The 15th installment of the Dr. Morton Goldberg Lecture is made possible by a grant from the Toledo Community Foundation. The lecture series was established in 1975 in honor of Dr. Morton Goldberg, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple B’nai Israel. The lecture series promotes better understanding and positive relations among individuals from diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Since 1996, the event has included a variety of speakers and other types of programs, which have been presented at various local venues to the public at no charge.
Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation has more than 670 funds with assets of approximately $219 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information on the Foundation, visit the organization’s website at www.toledocf.org or follow them on Facebook.
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