In the words of Rabbi Marc Kline of Monmouth Reform Temple, Rabbi Uri Regev commands respect from Jews (and non-Jews) from all walks of the spectrum.
“As one of the founding strong voices of the Israeli Religious Action Center, now past President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, and now as founder and executive director of Hiddush (a multi-cultural activist think tank), Uri’s name has become synonymous with progressive egalitarian change,” Rabbi Kline explains.
On Saturday, May 7, the internationally renowned Rabbi Regev will give a series of free talks at MRT, 332 Hance Avenue in Tinton Falls. The public is invited to the special event, scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m., and a buffet dinner will be served.
Rabbi Regev will give three consecutive, text-based talks. The first is entitled, “Who is a Jew?” The second, “Can Israel be both Jewish and Democratic?” and the third, “Liberal Judaism and the religious/state clash in Israel.” This program was made possible through a bequest by Past MRT President Bob Rosin to the Shabbat Kallah Fund.
“Uri is a close personal friend and an amazing teacher,” adds Rabbi Kline. “His worldwide commitment to fairness transcends Reform Judaism and even Judaism. Through advocacy, he demonstrates a love for a people, government, and land; as a Jewish nation, Israel must be a safe-haven for righteousness and egalitarian justice.”
Admission is free to the May 7 program, but donations are welcome and appreciated. For questions, call the temple office at (732)747-9365.