Exploring Climate Change, Politics and Religion and Social Action in the Progressive Movement: Progressive Judaism Victoria

From August 02, 2020 17:00 until August 02, 2020 19:00

Exploring Climate Change, Politics and Religion and Social Action in the Progressive Movement: Progressive Judaism Victoria

Progressive Judaism Victoria invites you to:

Connecting to the Changing Times: Exploring Climate Change, Politics and Religion and Social Action in the Progressive Movement

Date: Sundady 2 August 2020    Time: 4:45pm for 5pm start
Location: online webinar (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83728133947 | Meeting ID: 837 2813)

Guest speaker: Rabbi Sergio Bergman, newly appointed president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism joins us from Buenos Aries.
Interviewed by: Dr Philip Bliss OAM, PJV President.

More about the speaker: Born in Buenos Aires in 1962, Rabbi Bergman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Pharmaceutics from the University of Buenos Aires, and three Master’s degrees: in Education from The Hebrew University, in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem, and in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Jerusalem. Ordained at the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary of Buenos Aires in 1992, and HUC-JIR in Jerusalem in 1993, Rabbi Bergman is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbi (CCAR) and a graduate of the Jewish Agency’s Jerusalem Fellows program.
Founder of the Arlene Fern Community School in Buenos Aires, Rabbi Bergman is well-known for his innovative and inspirational socio-educational and religious projects with Fundación Judaica. He serves as Rabbi at Templo Libertad, Argentina’s first Synagogue. Rabbi Bergman began his career as a community leader at Emanu El, epicenter of Argentina’s Reform Movement. In 2011, he became the first rabbi ever elected to public office in Argentina and served as representative of the City of Buenos Aires. In 2013, he was elected to represent the city at the nation’s congress and in 2015, President Mauricio Macri named him Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, a position he held until the end of President Macri’s term in 2019. Named one of the world’s 100 most influential leaders in the fight against climate change, Rabbi Bergman has received numerous international distinctions and awards. He has authored seven books, is a distinguished speaker on issues of social justice and human rights, and a strong exponent of civil discourse.

Everyone welcome.


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