“Righteousness and Compromise – A Southern Rabbi’s Anguish” with Rabbi Phil Posner

September 15, 2016

Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal

in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday



“Righteousness and Compromise –

A Southern Rabbi’s Anguish”

with Rabbi Phil Posner
















Wednesday, January 11th, 7:00 pm


Rabbi Posner will present on his relationship

with Rabbi Perry Nussbaum of Jackson, Mississippi

and his time as a Freedom Rider in the 1960's


History, slides and song


at Veterans Memorial Building

846 Front Street (2nd Floor), Santa Cruz


(if you can rsvp to rebeli@sbcglobal.net, that would be helpful)



A congregational rabbi for nearly 40 years, Rabbi Phil Posner has long been active in Social Action activities. In 1961 he joined the Freedom Rides, helping to integrate transportation facilities.  As a result, he served 39 days in Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi.


He is the co-founder of the Rabbinic Network for Ethiopian Jewry, which successfully challenged fellow rabbis to help Ethiopian Jews get to Israel. 


Ordained in 1968, he also holds a Doctorate in Hebrew Letters in ethics from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. He is also the author of Food for Thought, Character and Soul – Recipes and Blessings Included –the world’s first character based cook book.

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