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The PJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture. Through this initiative, we present programs and celebrations that bring community together, travel and education programs that build connections to Israel and the heritage of the Diaspora communities, innovative classes and participatory experiences that elevate Jewish literacy and invigorate Jewish practice. The PJCC believes that the ongoing vitality of the Jewish people lies in the richness of its communal life, the vibrancy and diversity of its cultural and spiritual expression, and the shared experiences that inspire a sense of connectedness to Jews everywhere and in every generation.

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Jewish Studies | North Peninsula Jewish Community Scholar-in-Residence | David Saperstein

Rabbi David Saperstein

North Peninsula Visiting


Rabbi David Sapperstein

Rabbi Saperstein addresses the 2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

In 2009, Newsweek named the 2014 North Peninsula Scholar-in-Residence the "most influential and important Rabbi in the country."

Rabbi Saperstein is a staunch advocate for social justice issues. He has served as the director and chief legal counsel for Judaism's Religious Action Center, leader of the lobby for the North American Reform Movement, co-chair for the Coalition to Preserve Religious Liberty, and is on the boards of the NAACP and People for the American Way.  In 2009 he served on President Obama's Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

We are delighted to have this distinguished speaker come to the North Peninsula for our lecture series.

Lecture Schedule & Locations

Join us at the PJCC for Rabbi Saperstein’s series of lectures addressing Jewish tradition and America’s social justice challenges.

Free • Pre-Registration Required!

Peninsula Jewish Comunity Center

800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA

Being the Hands of God:
Jewish Social Justice at a Time of Crisis and Opportunity

Thursday January 30 • 7:00 pm
Examine the Jewish imperative for social justice and how it should be applied to contemporary issues.

The Use and Abuse of Jewish Tradition in Contemporary Political Debates
Monday, February 3 • 2:00 pm
How does Jewish tradition view religion’s role in shaping political policies? How is it used and abused in the polemics of political debates?

Just War Theory: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East Conflict
Wednesday, February 5 • 2:00 pm
Can there be a “just war?” How does this standard apply to recent conflicts?
Call to Register, 650.212.7522.

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