Rabbi Uri Regev
As I mentioned during Yom Kippur services, I’m thrilled that Rabbi Uri Regev will be coming to Beth El on Shabbat morning, Saturday, October 20th, 2012 (click on the link below to see the flyer for full details)!
Rabbi Regev currently serves as the President of Hiddush, a new education and advocacy organization he helped found that works to protect religious freedom in Israel. Prior to his work at Hiddush, Rabbi Regev served as President of both the World Union for Progressive Judaism and as the Executive Director of Israel Religious Action Center. Among his other accomplishments, he has successfully argued for recognition of the rights of non-Orthodox Jews before the Israeli Supreme Court.
Even if you can’t join us on October 20th, I encourage you to check out the Hiddush website. You also may want to read Rabbi Regev’s recent post about eliminating the role of Israel’s Chief Rabbi (on the Open Zionism blog of the Daily Beast website).