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                          May 13, 2015  


EPF Colorado Co-Sponsors:

"A Rabbinic View of Human Rights in Israel"
Presented by Rabbi Arik Ascherman,
Founder of Rabbis for Human Rights

May 24, 2015

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

First United Methodist: 1421 Spruce St, Boulder


About Rabbis for Human Rights

Founded in 1988, Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) is the only rabbinic voice in Israel explicitly dedicated to human rights. Representing over 100 Israeli rabbis and rabbinical students from different streams of Judaism, RHR derives its authority from Jewish tradition and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The group's mission is to inform the Israeli public about human rights violations, and to pressure the State institutions to redress these injustices. In a time in which a nationalist and isolationist understanding of Jewish tradition is heard frequently and loudly, Rabbis for Human Rights gives expression to the traditional Jewish responsibility for the safety and welfare of the stranger, the different and the weak, the convert, the widow and the orphan


A Celebration of the Legacy & Feast Day of



     The Frances Perkins Icon by Suzanne Schleck is

               displayed on May 13.


Frances Perkins has been called the one person above all others who is responsible for there being a Social Security program.  She was also the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet,  that of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  2015 marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security and the 50th anniversary of the end of Frances' life.  The Episcopal Church recognizes Frances Perkins as a holy woman in the calendar of Lesser Feasts and Fasts; her day of celebration is May 13.


The Episcopal Church at Cornell and the Ithaca Chapter of EPF invite the public to a celebratory gathering on May 13 in Anabel Taylor Hall on campus at 5:30 P.M. Four professors from the  Cornell School of  Industrial and Labor Relations will explore the enduring significance of Frances' life and work for our nation and also for Cornell, where she served with distinction on the faculty.  Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Cornell United Religious Work.


At 6:30, all are invited to a service of Evening Prayer in the Chapel in Anabel Taylor Hall,  where Frances regularly worshiped, with Episcopal Chaplain Clark West officiating.   John Jackson, of the local Chapter, will offer reflections on the theological grounding of Frances' work and life. 





Wed. June 24, 5 p.m.

Cathedral of St. Mark, Salt Lake City