Rabbi Jonah Pesner - Organizing a better world based on justice
One Spark at a Time
Inspired by challenging circumstances from his youth, Rabbi Jonah Pesner passionately pursues justice for all. Named one of Newsweek's most influential rabbis, Rabbi Pesner is the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Using the power of relationships, he finds ways to organize others and transform the world.
Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Rabbi Jonah Pesner, the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (https://rac.org/) on the topic of "Jewish Social Justice at the RAC."DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsPFor podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE:https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash
Episode 91: Is This The Fast That I Have Chosen? - Jonah Pesner
Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center (RAC) of Reform Judaism, joins Dan and Lex for a conversation about social justice, Judaism, and the many ways that the two intertwine. They discuss the RAC's origins during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, its evolution, and the work it does today to bring about a world built on justice and equality. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound please help us keep things going with a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation. Support Judaism Unbound by clicking here. To access full shownotes for this episode, click here!
Rabbi Jonah Pesner discusses the history and work of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the pressing social issues they address.Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. He has led the Religious Action Center since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was appointed to in 2011. Named one of the most influential rabbis in America by Newsweek magazine, he is an inspirational leader, creative entrepreneur and tireless advocate for social justice.Rabbi Pesner’s experience as a community organizer guides his pursuit of social justice. He has been a principal architect in transforming the URJ and guiding the Reform Movement to become even more impactful as the largest Jewish denomination in the world. Among other initiatives, he is a founder of the Campaign for Youth Engagement, a bold strategy to mobilize tens of thousands of young people in the Jewish community.