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For more information contact: Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Director of Education and Outreach, Rabbis for Human Rights North America - firstname.lastname@example.org - 917-747-9487 (phone)
Here is one report from our affiliate Dorshei Emet in Montreal, QUE on their Human Rights Shabbat activities:
On December 9, Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights - Montreal celebrated Erev Human Rights Day with a program called "Refugee Rights As Human Rights" at the Westmount YMCA. Denise Otis, the Legal Officer representing the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Montreal, showed a short film and spoke about refugees around the world. On Shabbat, Leanore Lieblein presented a D'var Torah at Congregation Dorshei Emet on the human rights implications of the Judah and Tamar story in Parshat Vayeshev.
See what the many Reconstructionist clergy and lay leaders shared at the RHR Conference on Human Rights, Dec. 5-7th, 2010 http://www.rhr-na.org/page/conference-on-judaism-and-human-rights and see a video from the conference of Rabbi Shawn Zevit, JRF Director of Congregational Services and Tikkun Olam, discussing some of the issues presented: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J5HByGxY0w. “I am a Rabbi for Human Rights” video testimonials collected at the conference can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/rhrna. RHRNA's new blog www.rhrna.org includes many posts, photos and some video about the conference.